It's Monster Monday with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. Our weird little feature is fairly representative of the direction horror movies were going at the time, super clever ways in which to get back at the ones who done you wrong! Stars super Dungeon fave, Vincent Price, filmed in England for £300,000.
The music is old fashioned and includes some famaliar pieces. Eegah!! has given us a nice soundclip sampling from the flick, sooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button there next to the little green 'STOP' lever... NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula! Here's a taste of... THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES!
The story's about Dr. Anton Phibes, a doctor, scientist, organist, and biblical scholar, and, he seeks revenge on nine doctors he considers responsible for his wife's death. The detectives on the case are baffled at every turn with the very creative murders! Bats took care of that jerk on the bed.
Here's the doc putting himself together!
Dr. Hargraves, psychiatrist, gets an assist from Phibes to latch his frog head at the masquerade ball and gets his head shrunk! Party goers watch as Hargraves dies there on the floor in front of them.
Now, it's your turn, Terry-Thomas!! He was caught watching this erotic snake dance by the doc and his helper. We love Terry, he was also in these fine flicks... SCHOOL FOR SCOUNDRELS, OPERATION SNATCH, BACHELOR FLAT, THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM, THE MOUSE ON THE MOON, IT'S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD, THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES, TOP CRACK, MUNSTER, GO HOME!, DANGER: DIABOLIK, THE VAULT OF HORROR, SPANISH FLY, THE CHERRY PICKER, THE BAWDY ADVENTURES OF TOM JONES and THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES ('78).
After a successful murder, the doc celebrates by burning in effigy a small wax figure representing the victim!
In this case, Phibes knocks out the chaffeur and flash freezes the victim in the back seat of his own limousine with a wicked ice machine!
Just really love this pic for some reason...
This dude crashes his plane after he discovers a bunch of hungry rats inside the cockpit! Wheeee!!!
There's nothing more fun and satisfying than working in your mad lab! I oughta know, I have a mad art lab.
All the murders have Biblical implications. Obviously, locusts have something to do with this one.
Did I mention that Joseph Cotton was in this thing?
Will the real Dr. Phibes please stand up?!..
Is this picture cool or what?!
Although the doc gets embalmed with his beloved wife, don't forget!.. DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN!!