Vincent Price Film Series

Francis A. Gregory Library

Vincent Price Film Series

Last date: Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, 3 p.m. (see all dates)

Join us for a spooktacular Friday matinee film series starring serio-comic actor and legend Vincent Price.

Join us on Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. for the first installment documenting the tale of Frederick Loren, a strange man who resides in a spooky mansion on a sinister hill, where seven murders have occurred. For reasons unknown, Loren makes a proposal to seven strangers, offering $10,000 to anyone who can last the entire night. You've seen the remake starring Geoffrey Rush and Taye Diggs. Now see the original as you've never seen it before, digitally remastered and in brilliant color.
Rated PG, 75 minutes, 1959.

And stop by again on Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. for a comedic and flamboyant retelling of Edgar Allan Poe's most famous work, The Raven, where sorcery meets mockery. Erasmus Craven, played by Vincent Price, is a melancholy magician who turns his back on the Brotherhood of Sorcerers after the apparent death of his wife Lenore, but when a talking raven claims to have seen his beloved Lenore with the devious Dr. Scarabus, played by Boris Karloff, the same powerful wizard who transformed him into a raven, he sets off to see if the raven speaks the truth. An all-out magical war ensues when the squabbling Craven and Dr. Scarabus come face-to-face. Featuring a young Jack Nicholson, this is a must-see.
Rated G, 86 minutes, 1963.