LHMC Watches: The Abominable Dr Phibes

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Drama, the Wrath of God, and Brussels Sprout liquour. This month we watch the psychedelic Vincent Price masterpiece The Abominable Dr. Phibes. As doctors and nurses are dying all over London in recreations of the Biblical plagues, the answer seems to lie in the graves of the recently deceased Dr. Anton Phibes and his wife.

When it came out in 1971, the film was a hit, showing off stars like Price, ⁠Terry Thomas⁠, and ⁠Hugh Griffith ⁠alongside a mechanised band, a technicolor set, and some of the most creative kills in horror cinema. Join Chris and Lauren as they talk through the film from its best moments, to how it holds up today and the inspiration you can still see in other horror movies.


Perhaps my favorite moment of this particular podcast was talking about the religious angle of the murders.

Also new this month, Chris and I are making a video podcast available on YouTube so that you can join us in a more visual way. Let us know what you think!

Of course, if you want to listen on another platform The London Horror Movie Club is available on most casting sites, including the links below: