Successful writer and scholar Jonathan Merrick falls under the spell of the irresistible, bewitchingly beautiful Ligeia. She’s fighting a fatal illness and she will stop at nothing to defeat death, her one true enemy. She steals other people’s souls and on her quest to immortality she tricks Jonathan into supporting her work, breaking him apart from his fiancé Rowena and pulling him into her dark, mysterious world. They settle down in an old manor by the Black Sea where Ligeia’s everlasting presence slowly drives Jonathan to madness…
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of Vincent Price, one of horror’s greatest icons. Not only did he have a wealth of horror movies under his belt, he possessed a charisma, a charming, engaging presence that few actors since have held. He also had one of the most recognizable voices in entertainment history. When he spoke, it was impossible to not listen. And what he could do with just his voice was nothing shy of incredible, his range of emotion seemingly endless.
Price was born in St. Louis, MO in 1911 and began acting in 1938, when he starred in Rowland V. Lee’s Service de Luxe. His first foray into horror came in 1939, when he starred in Lee’s Tower of London, opposite Boris Karloff. He was most popular in the horror genre in the 50′s and 60′s, starring in such films as The Fly, Tingler, House ON Hanted Hill, just to name a few. Price was also widely used in many film adaptations of Edgar Allen Poe, including House Of Usher, The Masque Of Red Death, The Raven, The Pit And The Pendulum, and more. Price’s last film role was in Tim Burton’s 1990 film Edward Scissorhands. He passed away in 1993 in Los Angeles, CA.
Below are two videos that I feel represent Price. The first is Price reading Poe’s “The Raven”, which I feel shows his love of literature, horror, and the power of his voice. The second is Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, which features a monologue and a fantastically creepy laugh from Price, showing how his work touched those even beyond the silver screen.
R.I.P Mr. Price. Your work will live in infamy and your voice still resounds after all these years. READ MORE
In a recent video update, horror legend Sir Christopher Lee gave an update on his many films that he is a part of (including The Hobbit) as well as his musical and radio endeavors. He has stated that a new Charlemagne album, entitled Omens Of Death, will be released in 2013.
Lee also states that he has done all the voicework for an animated version of Edgar Allen Poe’s The Fall Of The House Of Usher. Below is a teaser for this film.
He was also part of a radio play for Neverwhere, which also features the voices of Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock), James McAvoy (Wanted), and more.
Head below to see the full message from Sir Christopher Lee. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting is happy to present to you an exclusive short interview with Jean Saiz, guitarist and vocalist for Shroud Eater, a Florida based stoner/noise rock trio. Jean also did the artwork for the Shroud Eater 3 song EP (which you can download at their official website HERE: Just go to Music and follow the instructions). Check inside to see what’s going on in the world of Shroud Eater and keep an eye out for Jean’s Top 10 Horror list coming soon!
Dr. Mirakle experiments with evolution by cross breeding apes with humans. The result is a trained ape that is also a savage killer.