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Women in the Horror Films of Vincent Price
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When I ordered this book I assumed it was some sort of biography of the wonderful actresses that appeared with him such as Hazel Court, Barbara Steele, Diana Rigg, Caroline Munro, etc. I was wrong. This book is a scholarly tome on the role gender played in each of his horror films, especially the gothic-horror Edgar Allan Poe films he made for Roger Corman (my favorite horror films.) But the Poe films are not the only ones discussed. Among those discussed in detail include The Fly, the William Castle films (House on Haunted Hill and The Tingler,) The Last Man on Earth, the non-Corman Poe films (especially The Conqueror Worm,) Scream and Scream Again, Phibes, Theatre of Blood, etc.
The book starts a little slow but picks up (for me at least,) when it gets into the Price horror films beginning after House of Wax. As stated, I particularly love the Poe films, (Pit and the Pendulum is my favorite horror film) so I particularly enjoyed that chapter. There are some black and white photographs, but not much.
Like many McFarland books, the book is fairly expensive. However if you are a Vincent Price fan, I have no doubt that you will enjoy reading it.