Theatre of Blood Movie Review Summary

Actors: Vincent Price, Diana Rigg, Ian Hendry, Robert Morley, Coral Browne, Milo O'Shea

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At the 1970 London Critics' Circle Awards, egotistical Shakespearean actor Edward Lionheart (Vincent Price) stands poised to accept the Circle's highest honor, the award for Best Actor in a Theatrical Production.
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When the award is given to another actor, Lionheart snaps, seizing the trophy and diving into the Thames from the balcony of the Circle's office.

Two years later, the presumed-dead Lionheart resurfaces in the burnt-out husk of his old theatre. Wearing a variety of costumes and disguises and aided by his equally-deranged daughter Edwina (Diana Rigg) and a gang of homeless vagabonds, the former leading-man begins to slay the nine members of the Critics' Circle in a most gruesome fashion, the crimes based on murders found within the plays of the Bard that were a part of the killer's final season onstage.

Now, the president of the Critics' Circle (Ian Hendry) and Inspector Boot (Milo O'Shea) of Scotland Yard must race against time to stop the next crime of the madman.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   catching/stopping killer    -   hunted by killer/stalker Criminal enemy is...    -   bad vigilante getting revenge If this is a criminal POV story...    -   killing innocent people

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


City?    -   Yes City:    -   London Misc setting    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gory visuals of deaths and torture Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   swords Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   dropped from large heights    -   fright    -   frying (electrocuted)    -   diced    -   run over    -   flamed    -   drowned    -   impaled    -   decapitated    -   perforation--swords/knives    -   blunt clubbing (like seals) Any profanity?    -   None

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