Theatre of Blood
Theatre of Blood (also known in the U.S. as Theater of Blood) is a 1973 British horror comedy film directed by Douglas Hickox and starring Vincent Price as vengeful actor Edward Lionheart and Diana Rigg as his daughter Edwina. The cast includes distinguished actors Harry Andrews, Coral Browne, Robert Coote, Jack Hawkins, Ian Hendry, Michael Hordern, Arthur Lowe, Joan Hickson, Robert Morley, Milo O'Shea, Diana Dors and Dennis Price.
After being humiliated by members of the Theatre Critics Guild at a coveted awards ceremony, Shakespearean actor Edward Kendal Sheridan Lionheart (Vincent Price) is seen committing suicide by diving into the Thames from a great height. Unbeknownst to the public, Lionheart survives and is rescued by a group of vagrants. Two years later, beginning on 15 March, Lionheart sets out to exact vengeance against the critics who failed to acclaim his genius, killing them one by one in a manner very similar to murder scenes from Shakespeare's plays.
|events||revenge serial killer|
|keywords||15 march arrest begin burn cast cove cymbeline decapitate dive drown fence force help henry v ides of march joan of arc julius caesar kill king lear murder one by one othello rescue richard iii romeo and juliet shakespearean actor sleep stab thames the merchant of venice titus andronicus troilus and cressida|
|musicBy||Michael J. Lewis|
|producer||John Kohn Sam Jaffe Stanley Mann|
|productionCompany||Cineman Productions Harbour Productions Limited|
|theme||black comedy comedy horror horror comedy serial killer|