Our New Years Movie was The Comedy of Terrors, an American International ensemble picture staring Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, and Basil Rathbone. Price and Lorre play a couple of under-employed undertakers desperately behind on the rent.
It’s a dark comedy by the phenomenal screenwriter Richard Matheson, which means it’s still quite funny. Peter Lorre is known for playing slimy henchmen, but here he’s a put-upon and very sympathetic sidekick. And it gives him a good opportunity to demonstrate his comedic timing.