Kicking off this year with a Vincent Price/Peter Cushing classic. Today I combined gym time and movie time by watching the film on my iPhone while I worked out, it was pretty awesome. Not only did I get my workout in but the time passed very quickly as I was absorbed into the film. I'm thinking this might only be a good thing if the film is good, a stinker might make that elliptical even more of a beast to conquer. Sadly this is the only film I had time for today, slow start this year. How lame is that!
Vincent Price plays actor Paul Toombes who has become quite famous for his Doctor Death films. While celebrating the most recent of the Doctor Death film his fiancé is murdered. After being cleared of the crime and spending several years in a psychiatric hospital friend and co-writer Herbert Flay invites Paul to revisit the character for a new film. Before they even get started the murdering begins.
Madhouse is a fun and witty whodunit with some fine acting by Price and Cushing. No one does a man over the edge quite like Mr. Price. Of course I am quite biased, I have always loved Vincent Price since I was a child. If you're at all whodunit savvy, it's not all that difficult to figure out who the culprit is. Still it's a quite enjoyable classic which moves along very well and has some very interesting characters along the way.
Plus, Dr. Death has a really groovy face.