Monday, January 2, 2017

DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN / American International Pictures - 1972

Here we go into the unknown and possible the end of the stinking world here in 2017, so, we'll let good old Dr. Phibes handle the crazies... Our story goes like this... The Moon rises at a predestined angle and awakens the sleeping Dr. Phibes three years after his last series of clever but insane murders. To his complete dismay, he finds that his house has been demolished and his precious papyrus scrolls stolen, the scrolls he needs to find the Pharoah's Tomb in Egypt, where the River of Life is located! After identifying the source of the papyrus theft, he packs up and leaves for Egypt with his assistant, Vulnavia, and, is still intent upon awakening his beloved dead wife, Victoria.

The many stars in this movie include Vincent (MADHOUSE) Price, Robert (COUNT YORGA, VAMPIRE) Quarry, Peter (THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN) Cushing, Peter (COUNTESS DRACULA) Jeffrey, Hugh (CRY OF THE BANSHEE) Griffith, Terry- (IT'S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD)Thomas, and more.

Here's Milton (DR. NO) Reid as Cheng. He's the first of Phibes' victims, he discovers that the snakes invading his room are nothing more than wind up toys, well, until a real viper bites him on the arm! When he goes to the phone to call a doctor, Vulnavia pushes a button and Cheng gets a metal rod through his head! And, he's dead!!

Peter plays The Captain, he's checking in to see how his investigators are doing on the case... They tell him they have nothing!

Terry-Thomas plays Lombardo, a real busy-body of a character. Love the gap in Terry's front teeth (although, not seen in this shot).

This is the most hair raising scene! This poor guy gets the works, he's clamped down in the chair and a ton of black scorpions attack him!.. Check out the one going down his pants! Like, freakin' OOUUUCCCHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

While the dude says goodbye to this world, Vulnavia plays the violin as Phibes enjoys some fruit. Now, that's what I call... Satisfaction!

For the Hell of it, here's a nice shot of Dr. Phibes' very cool band, The Alexandrian Quartet.

And, for the halibut, I had to show a pic of this old out of control pick up driving through the Egyptian desert... Hey! Watch Out!!

Phibes' insidious death traps just keep coming until all his enemies are dead!

But, there's a wild twist at the end, watch the movie to see what happens! I ain't sayin'.

And, Victoria finally joins Phibes, here, she goes into their special love palace! Join us again while we just keep rolling along as we start our eleventh year, here for you, at, The Dungeon!


Dr. Theda said...

Awesome... and "Bookmarked" !!!!
Dr. Phibes is one of my Favorites !! (have had a color 8 x 10 of him hanging upon my wall since age 10 !! (actually obtained the 1/6th scale figures of him ) Long live the Doctor...!!!
Happy New Year Guys...!!!

TABONGA! said...

Thank you Doc - A Happy one to you and yours...

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