I am of an age when I came to know Vincent Price as the creepy voice who narrated Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” I knew who he was before that – I knew he was a guy who starred in a bunch of old horror movies – but I had never seen any of those movies. As an adult, I’ve watched tons of those old horror movies. He, along with Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, were staples in the Hammer Studios horror stable and I love them all.
Of course, Vincent Price wasn’t just a hammy horror actor, he made lots of other films. But it always surprises me when he does. He plays it completely straight in Laura, one of the great film noirs. He’s good in it, too, but it is hard not to watch the film and not expect him to start killing people.
Anyway, you can read my review here.
2 thoughts on “Laura (1944)”
He came to dinner at our house in the 70’s when he was in town to speak at the college my father worked at. He was very charming, kind and tolerant of this then teenager.
That’s amazing. I’ve always heard he was a kind, charming man.