The look of the film is also interesting. It's very early 70's but in a good way. Many of the sets are very colorful with modern architectural lines but also contain flourishes of art nouveaux to give it a sense of something older than itself. Phibes and his faithful assistant Vulnavia are clothed in a way that only the early 70's could produce. This is especially true of Vulnavia who looks like she's been shopping in Lady Gaga's closet. [Or is that the other way around?]
The Abominable Dr. Phibes spawned a sequel, Dr Phibes Rises Again (1972). I consider the sequel to be even better than the original. It has more of a sense of humor than the original and feels like it had a bigger budget to work with. The result is that the sequel is even more visually stunning than the first.
If you're a fan of Vincent Price, this one is a must see. It's a quirky, imaginative take on the revenge tale.
RATING: Very Good.
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