The Comedy of Terrors (The Graveside Story)
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The Comedy of Terrors (The Graveside Story)
On the verge of bankruptcy, undertaker Vincent Price hits upon a novel method of drumming up business. Together with his cringing assistant Peter Lorre, Price sneaks into the homes of wealthy old men under cover of night and smothers the sleeping occupants to death--then collects a hefty commission when the victims' relatives come calling. At home, Price is continually frustrated in his efforts to poison his senile father-in-law Boris Karloff, who owns the undertaking business. Meanwhile, Price's neglected wife Barbara Nichols takes quite a shine to the shy Lorre. The homicidal… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An all-out horror comedy set in 19th century New England with some of the best names in the business. Besides Price, there's Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Basil Rathbone and in a small, but funny, segment, Joe E. Brown."
‑ Paul Chambers, Movie Chambers
"There's some terrific comic interplay, and director Jacques Tourneur (Night of the Demon) keeps it all looking good and moving forward. Nonetheless, this is an 84-minute film spun from 42 minutes worth of material."
‑ Mark Bourne,
"It's hard to believe, but the horror spoof goes under despite this awesome cast."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"You can't go wrong with the creepy combo of Price, Lorre, Rathbone, and Rhubarb the Cat!"
‑ Staci Layne Wilson,
"The film is grand slapstick, and the performances are funnier the more often you see it."
‑ Douglas Pratt, DVDLaser
"Some of it is a little forced -- all of it is marred by the typically overbearing Les Baxter musical score -- but it's a lot of fun."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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