The Abominable Dr. Phibes
The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

Long thought dead, the victim of a horrible accident, Dr. Anton Phibes (Vincent Price) still lives, surrounded by art-deco bric-a-brac and attended by mute beauty Vulnavia (Virginia North). Outwardly normal in appearance, Phibes actually… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 18, 1971
DVD Release Date: February 20, 2001
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Wendy Ide
Times (UK)

High-camp horror with its tongue firmly in its gruesomely deformed cheek, this British oddity features Vincent Price in one of his most memorable roles.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Arguably the single greatest AIP release made without Roger Corman on hand as either producer or director... One of Price's signature roles.

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Mark Bourne

If Se7en and Hannibal are grand opera, The Abominable Dr. Phibes is Gilbert & Sullivan.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

There's camp to spare -- check out the doc's house band -- but there's also plenty of innovation on display, to say nothing of ample amounts of effective humor.

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Steve Biodrowski

"The perfect combination of horror and humor."

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The insane storyline is just what you would expect from a deliriously appealing Vincent Price horror flick.

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Keith Phipps
The Dissolve

Fuest plays up the 1930s-by-way-of-the-1970s set design, but any atmosphere gets lost in scene after scene that's lighted like a TV show.

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Lucius Gore

Director Fuest brings an enormous sense of art-deco style and grand guingol humor to the affair ...

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Cole Smithey

Googalee moogalee Vincent Price.

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Cory Taylor
A wind-up orchestra nicknamed the "Clockwork Wizards", reenactments of biblical curses and a phonograph in order to talk are only the faintly peculiar… More
Tim Salmons
Wonderfully engaging pseudo-horror classic. I should note that I fell in love with this film at Adam Rifkin's insistence. A pre-cursor to the modern… More
Bruce Bruce
The is from the MGM Midnite Movies Double Feature Collection. These movies are always worth getting and make a fine collection. Sheer terror doesn't get… More
Aj V
Dr. Phibes gets his revenge in very interesting ways, this is an interesting horror movie starring the great Vincent Price, and if you like horror movies… More
Ken Stachnik
The movie plays kind of like a campy version of Seven, except British. And John Doe is played by Vincent Price, whose playing the titular character somewhere… More
Greg S
Supervillian Dr. Phibes (Vincent Price) takes revenge on the doctors who failed to save his wife's life by killing them in bizarre ways. Enormously… More