The Abominable Dr Phibes

THE ABOMINABLE Dr PHIBES Dir Robert Fuest UK 1971 1hr 34m Vincent Price, Joseph Cotton, Virginia North, Hugh Griffith In a fog-bound, Art Deco-styled London, eminent surgeons are being targeted by a fiendish, imaginative killer. Inspectors Trout and Crow are enlisted to stop him – but all evidence points to the enigmatic Dr Phibes, an accomplished concert organist who was killed ten years earlier… As the ancient curses of the Pharoahs are visited upon the capital, the trail of Dr Phibes grows crazed, bizzare and arresting indeed. and DEATH LINE Dir Gary Sherman UK 1972 1hr 27m Donald Pleasance, Norman Rossington, David Ladd, Sharon Gurney A potent blend of strange chills and gallows humour, London’s Underground is the arena for a series of mysterious disappearances, and the police become embroiled in unearthing the truth. But the full grisly story reaches back almost a century, taking in cannibalism, tragedy and the breeding of a deeply peculiar family… introduced by Kim Newman Newman is a writer for a whole host of leading film publications, including Empire, Video Watchdog and Sight & Sound. With special interest in the horror genre, he is editor of both the BFI’s Horror Companion and Horror & Science Fiction Reader, as well as the BFI ‘Classic’ on CAT PEOPLE. He is also a published author of novels including Dracula Cha Cha Cha and Life’s Lottery.