The Abominable Dr. Phibes/The Devil’s Rain
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THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES / THE DEVIL’S RAIN
Co-presented by Severin Films
Introduction by Damon J.A. Goldstein (who co-wrote the last Dr. Phibes novel with his father, original DR. PHIBES author/co-screenwriter/creator William Goldstein). The Goldsteins will be signing their books in the lobby at 6:30 PM. Justin Humphreys will also be signing his new book “The Dr. Phibes Companion.” Between films, all three will participate in a Q&A and discuss the future of Dr. Phibes.
THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES
1971, Park Circus/MGM, 94 min, USA, Dir: Robert Fuest
Director Robert Fuest, a veteran of TV series “The Avengers,” brings his flamboyant visual style and tongue-in-cheekiness to bear in this 1920s tale of the disfigured Dr. Anton Phibes (Vincent Price), a madman bent on vengeance after the accidental death of his wife. Trying to dodge various deadly biblical plagues along the way – Phibes’ preferred method for dispatching enemies – are Joseph Cotten, Terry-Thomas and Peter Jeffrey.
THE DEVIL’S RAIN
1975, 86 min, USA, Dir: Robert Fuest
Mark Preston (William Shatner) possesses a powerful ancient book sought by Satanic cult leader Jonathan Corbis (Ernest Borgnine) and heads for a desert ghost town to try to beat the devil in a battle of faith. Director Robert Fuest (THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES) enlisted real-life Satanist Anton LaVey as technical adviser on this occult thriller, which also features Tom Skerritt, Eddie Albert and a young John Travolta.
Screening format: 35mm (THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES), DCP (THE DEVIL’S RAIN)