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206 Ratings

Theatre of Blood

Directed by Douglas Hickox
United Kingdom, 1973


An actor-turned-serial killer stalks London targeting theater critics who denied him recognition, and whom he kills in methods inspired by Shakespeare plays.

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Theatre of Blood Directed by Douglas Hickox

Critics reviews

Spectacularly nasty, grindingly repetitive – but some of the sadism is memorable (poodles à la “Titus Andronicus”, Vincent Price performing impromptu head surgery with lipstick, saw and scalpel), and besides it comes with the imprimatur of Shakespeare himself (a sick fuck, on this evidence) so it can’t be wrong.
April 01, 2013
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