“Horror icon” How many films by Vincent Price are considered classics?
In his lifetime, Vincent Price dominated both the film industry and the art world. Horror films were the genre of choice for him, but he also appeared in other genres including film noir. In addition to Laura, Edward Scissorhands, and The Fly, he has been in a number more notable films.
Even though he went away 27 years ago just around Halloween, Price’s works continue to have an impact on people’s lives today.
1. Champagne For Caesar (1950): 7.4
Beauregard, an out-of-the-ordinary competitor on a quiz show sponsored by Milady Soap (Price), is up against Burnbridge Waters, the show’s sponsor and antagonist. Beauregard designs a revenge plan after Waters rejects him because of Waters’ disdain of his humor and ends up in a fight of wills. There is a happy ending, though, as the two come to an agreement that works for both of them. Fans everywhere should not miss the opportunity to witness Price in a comedy role.
2. Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948): 7.4
Chick and Wilbur are played by Abbott and Costello, two of the most famous comic duos of all time. Chick and Wilbur encounter a variety of monsters and catastrophes, although Chick first refuses to trust Wilbur.
It was Price who made a brief appearance as the invisible man at the end of the picture, scaring Chick and Wilbur while they swam away. Bela Lugosi appeared as Dracula and Lon Chaney Jr. portrayed the Wolfman, while Price lent his voice as the Invisible Man.
3. Alice Cooper: Welcome To My Nightmare (1975): 7.5
Vincent Price was a big name in the entertainment industry. Alice Cooper played a performance in his honor in 1975. Vincent Price was a sensible choice as emcee, given Cooper’s love for performing horror routines on stage. As if that wasn’t enough, how many horror legends get to host a rock concert? There aren’t many opportunities like this in the world. Alice Cooper: Welcome to My Nightmareis especially important now that it’s July since viewers can watch Price host and Cooper sing “School’s Out,” among other tunes.
4. An Evening Of Edgar Allan Poe (1970): 7.5
Who better to recite Edgar Allan Poe stories than the actor best renowned for his turns in scream-inducing horror films? As he presents “The Cask of Amontillado,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” and “The Sphinx,” William Price keeps the audience riveted.
Fans of Edgar Allan Poe and Vincent Price should tune in to this show.
5. The Song Of Bernadette (1943): 7.6
Bernadette, a fourteen-year-old girl, sees a figure in white holding a pearl rosary in this film. Bernadette has to deal with skepticism, criticism, and some believers as word of her story spreads. At the woman’s request, Bernadette returns to the grotto where she first encountered the woman, and as time goes on, the grotto’s water becomes more and more miraculous. Among the non-believers, Vital Dutour (Price) is one who eventually comes to trust in God and prays for his salvation.
6. Leave Her To Heaven (1945): 7.6
A whirlwind romance and marriage are depicted in this film, although not in a positive light. Although betrothed to another man, Russell, Ellen falls in love with novelist Richard (Price) as she drives to her cousin and mother’s house to place her father’s ashes. Enraged by Richard’s brother drowning and her own miscarriage, Ellen plots to keep him focused solely with her and her alone.
Arsenic is ingested in order to implicate her cousin Ruth in the murder of her mother. Ruth is prosecuted for Ellen’s murder by Russell, a district attorney; but, because to Richard’s testimony about Ellen’s psychopathic tendencies, Ruth is eventually vindicated. In spite of Ellen’s decision to leave Russell for Richard, she still counted on him to bring Ruth’s killers to justice. Ellen would have triumphed even if it weren’t for Richard’s interference. It wasn’t Russell’s fault that Ellen used him as a tool in her evil schemes.
7. The Ten Commandments (1956): 7.8
The 1956 Cecil B. DeMille film features Price as Baka. The film focuses heavily on Moses’ tale. Baka is confronted by Moses in the film after Moses saves an elderly woman from being crushed to death, whom Moses does not know is his biological mother. As a result of this experience, Moses treats his slaves better and makes them more productive. Baka was plainly not designed for the character, and seeing Price in such a role demonstrated how versatile an actor he was.
8. Edward Scissorhands (1990): 7.9
Price makes a brief appearance as “The Inventor,” the man behind Edward’s creation, in this hit Tim Burton picture. It is apparent that he regards Edward as his son, homeschooling him, and he was ready to give Edward real hands to replace the scissors he had used.
Unfortunately, the Inventor dies of a heart attack, leaving a lonely Edward who is now unfinished due to the fact that he never received his true hands, but Edward goes on to have the adventure with the Avon saleslady and her family as audiences are extremely well known for. Edward
9. Laura (1944): 8.0
This noir classic from 1944 is a high point not only for Price’s career, but for the entire genre. New York City Police Detective McPherson is seen in the film as he investigates the murder of a young and attractive woman named Laura. Price portrays Shelby Carpenter, Laura’s fiancé, who is less than ideal. Laura doesn’t like him since he’s toxic and unfaithful. Price’s performance as the sleazy fiancé demonstrated his versatility as an actor.
10. Vincent Price: The Sinister Image (1987): 8.2
Price’s extraordinary career, which encompassed film, television, and radio, was featured in this documentary. Film historian David Del Valle conducted an interview with Price and used clips from Price’s television shows in the documentary. This documentary is ideal for anyone who want to understand more about the actor, or who are already huge admirers.