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Theater of Blood

By the end of the 1960s, the name Vincent Price was already synonymous with a certain style of melodramatic Horror—thanks in no small part to his vivid, Poe-inspired collaborations with the great Roger Corman.

Starting in the ’70s, Price set his sights on a more comedic, self-consciously Camp brand of monster movie—exemplified by 1971’s ridiculously dark horror-comedy classic, “The Abominable Dr. Phibes”. This was followed two years later by this month’s feature: the slightly more conventional—but no less tongue-in-cheek—“Theater of Blood”.

“Theater of Blood” is the story of Edward Lionheart, a scenery-munching Shakespearean actor who, after being humiliated by the local Theater Critics Guild, tries to take his own life. He survives the attempt, and vows to exact his revenge. But—drama queen that he is—these are no ordinary murders. Instead, he decides to kill off each of his critics one-by-one, in a highly dramatic manner that loosely mirrors the plots of Shakespeare’s greatest works.

Lionheart’s deadly theatrics are aided by his adoring daughter, Edwina, played with delicious sincerity by Diana Rigg, who at the time was still hot—and I do mean hot—off her role as Emma Peel in the British TV series “The Avengers”.

And speaking of hot: This month, we’ll be opening our screening with a LIVE horror-themed burlesque act by the one and only Raina Sinclair!

It’s all happening Tuesday, July 30th at Minnie’s Bar in Brooklyn, starting at 7pm.

See you there… if you dare!




For every Attack of the 50-Foot Movie event, I personally curate and assemble a one-of-a-kind collection of contemporary cult-film trailers, drive-in movie advertisements, and assorted vintage weirdness—all related somehow to the era and genre of the featured film.


Collected and assembled by Leon Chase.




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All posters designed by Leon Chase unless otherwise noted.


Theater of Blood

The Queen

Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains

American Movie


Evil Dead 2

The Craft

Paris is Burning

Krush Groove

The Warriors

Harold and Maude

Cleopatra Jones

This is Spinal Tap

The Honeymoon Killers

She-Devils on Wheels

Attack of the 50-Foot Woman

Get Rollin’

Documentary Double Feature

Kung Fu Hustle

The Rocky Horror Picture Show


Josie and the Pussycats




Flash Gordon

Trick or Treat

Phantom of the Paradise

Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

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