Friday, September 14, 2012
THE MAD MAGICIAN (1954)
This early Vincent Price horror/crime flick came out after his big hit HOUSE OF WAX and shares a few elements with that film. Both star Price as a murderous fellow(in this he makes masks instead of wax figures) and both were shot in 3D so you get a yo-yo, a saw blade and some water thrown right in your stupid face. Eva Gabor from GREEN ACRES shows up as Price's ex-wife and gets strangled. There's also a beheading by saw and a guy burned alive but nothing graphic is shown since this is the 50's. A pretty basic(and recycled) storyline but still an entertaining watch mostly just due to Price's charisma.