The Comedy of Terrors

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.

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