Before 'Se7en' there was...this campy classic as Vincent Price sets out to get revenge on the doctors who failed to save his wife after a car accident. He ingeniously employs the ten curses of the Pharoahs, so expect death by locusts, bats and frogs.
Phibes was also injuried in the accident that killed his wife, he wears a latex mask to cover his skeletal features, and plugs a Victrola into his neck to communicate. He hides out in a secret art deco style underground lair where he likes to play the organ with his machanical band.
It's black humour and grotesque deaths all the way in one of the strangest films of all time. There's a great supporting cast, Joesph Cotten, Terry-Thomas, Hugh Griffth, and in photos as Mrs. Phibes; Caroline Munroe.
It led to a worthy sequel, 'Dr. Phibes Rises Again', featuring former Count Yorga Robert Quarry, but even more importantly, it inspired the ultimate Price movie - 'The Theatre of Blood'.
Darkwebonline.com Awards won: Member of the Horror Top 100.