The Comedy of Terrors (The Graveside Story)
The Comedy of Terrors (The Graveside Story) (1964)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 29, 1995
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers

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.

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Mark Bourne
DVDJournal.com

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's hard to believe, but the horror spoof goes under despite this awesome cast.

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Staci Layne Wilson
StaciWilson.com

You can't go wrong with the creepy combo of Price, Lorre, Rathbone, and Rhubarb the Cat!

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Douglas Pratt
DVDLaser

The film is grand slapstick, and the performances are funnier the more often you see it.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
Harmless and silly slapstick comedy bolstered by a who's-who cast of horror legends.
Robert C
While the premise is fun and the cast is impressive...the laughs are few and far between. Most of them revolving around Peter Lorre, the perfect horror film… More
Pierluigi Puccini
Richard Matheson showing again (after the excellent "The Crow") his talents in comedy, writing for four legends of horror cinema, all members of Roger… More
Anthony Valletta
Not as good as The Raven, but does have its moments.
AJ Verser
Another fantastic movie with Price from the 60s, it's a black comedy with the perfect cast for the genre: Price, Lorre, Karloff, and Rathbone. This movie… More