TT24: The Abominable Dr. Phibes

Rising from the pit of darkness comes the maddening sound of organ playing, each note struck as a glorious clarion call for revenge. Soon, murder fills the mind of the organist, and there is only one refrain to his dirge: as nine killed his wife, so nine must die. You might say he’s abhorrent, but we know him as The Abominable Dr. Phibes. As each wax effigy burns, Matt and Jason will take you through this 1971 payback tale, bringing you plenty about American International Pictures, Vincent Price, various Satanic connections in this film, personal musings, and how not to panic after spilling red wine on an off-white carpet. It’s like a magical drunken ride on a catapulted brass unicorn. Yes, it is THAT awesome. So, tune in or spend an eternity… in DOOM!

American International Pictures | Uncle Dale | No, Not Wes Craven’s Shocker | You’ve Been Coop’d | Initial Public Offering | How To Clean Red Wine Spills | No, Not THAT Peter Gilmore | But, Yes, THAT Church of Satan | All Work And No Plague… | Creeping Death | I’d Stick My Head In That | Lynn-Holly Johnson: For Matt’s Eyes Only | Coney Island of the 1940s | Dick Clark: Not Dead Yet | Deke Heyward | Robert Fuest

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6 thoughts on “TT24: The Abominable Dr. Phibes

  1. I say “fuck” a lot when I’m drunk… and slur… and get randy.
    And spill wine.
    Whiskey is the devil.
    Hail Whiskey!

  2. I’ve been waiting for you guys to do either this or the Devil’s Rain!

    As for CDF not having a host, you are technically correct. Although we did have Son of Svengoolie take over the CDF spot for a short while.

  3. Loved the AIP retrospective. I remember back in the days of VHS when I’d bought up all the available Universal horror films and wanted a new movie to watch I picked up I Was A Teenage Werewolf and Colossal Man and I was so hooked on this studio I’d never paid much attention to previously. Thanks for showing them some much needed love.

    But I do think we need a special post spill wrap up show.

  4. How about some post-spill wrap up photos on flicker? The aftermath of that debacle was like a Laurel and Hardy skit gone awry… with me playing the oft-injured Oliver, of course. Check back soon for the pictorial evidence soon…

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