The film gets a little episodic but each murder sequence is so whimsical I was constantly entertained. The murders have a ritualistic Polanski vibe, much of it comes off more weird than outright horrifying. Many of critics are cliched but Price's relationship with his daughter is actually nicely done and really the film's finest homage to Shakespeare. I wonder how much of the character Price identified with.
Price's most gloriously hammy performance (and that is saying something). The glee with which the film and its players enact each gruesome, gushing Bard-inspired murder scene is delightfully infectious. Pure camp and guts--and Diana Rigg!
Bad for your teeth but nevertheless a camp diversion to relish full of ludicrous death scenarios and fruity cameos jostling for position. Despite the competition, Price rides it out with sneering aplomb. Daft but good fun.
The legendary horror icon Vincent Price at his most deliciously entertaining (well, this and his dope rhyming contributions to The Hilarious House of Frightenstein). I think Mr. Price even went on record as saying that this role was the best time he ever had while acting in front of the movie cameras (and it clearly shows).