The Comedy of Terrors (1963)

Movie Title: The Comedy of Terrors

Year Released: 1963

Rated: Not Rated

Runtime: 1h 24min

Genre: Comedy, Horror

Director: Jacques Tourneur

Writer: Richard Matheson

Starring: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Joyce Jameson, Basil Rathbone, Joe E. Brown

Review: Underhanded undertaker Waldo Trumbull (Vincent Price) and his sidekick Felix Gillie (Peter Lorre) decide that when business gets bad they can always create their own customers. This horror-comedy is more comedy than horror and it is very apparent. The slapstick style of this one should make it a lively picture, but it tends to drag in some spots. It's very silly, not all the gags work, but it's entertaining, and everyone is trying their best. It seems like this one was more fun to make that it is to watch. Only for devoted Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone fans!

Stars (out of 4):

Fun Fact: Peter Lorre died only 2 months after this film's release.


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