Friday, April 17, 2020

The Vincent Price Blogathon Is Here – Day 1 Recap

Gill Jacob of Realweegiemidget Reviews and I proudly present the first day of The Vincent Price Blogathon! To say that response to this three-day blogging extravaganza has been tremendous would be an understatement. Our talented bloggers have risen to the challenge, doing what they do best, to show the many aspects of this multi-talented thespian, epicurean, patron of the arts, and raconteur. We hope their contributions make things a little brighter, while Mr. Price keeps you company during this pandemic-imposed isolation. A giant thanks to Gill for helping to make this event a reality. Additionally, I would also like to extend a big thanks to Classic Movie Hub for helping promote our blogathon, and Westgate Gallery for sponsoring the related blogathon contest.

Watch today’s post for further updates. If you plan to participate but you’re not quite ready, don’t worry, we’ll post your link on Day Two. And of course, it’s never too late to join. Post a comment below, email me at, or reach me on Twitter (@barry_cinematic). You may also contact Gill by commenting on her post, through her blog’s Contact Me page, or on Twitter (@realweegiemidge).

Also, a quick reminder: It’s not too late to enter the contest to win an Italian poster pair for The Pit and the Pendulum (1961), courtesy of Westgate Gallery.

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The deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Saturday, April 18th. The contest is open to all blogathon participants, followers on Twitter, and blog visitors. To enter, all you need to do is answer the question: “What’s your favorite Vincent Price film?”

1. Send your answer by commenting below, emailing me at, or by contacting me on Twitter at @barry_cinematic.
2. Only one entry per person, please. Entering multiple times will not increase your chances.
3. PLEASE NOTE: If you reside in the U.S. or Canada, shipping is FREE. International residents (outside the U.S. or Canada) must pay for shipping ($45 USD).
4. The winner will be selected at random, and announced on the third day of the blogathon, Sunday, April 19th.

Without further fanfare, here are the submissions for Day 1. Be sure to check out the following links and remember to tune in Saturday and Sunday for recaps of days two and three!

Thomas W. Hunter (aka: The Anagram Hunter) challenges us to solve another mind-bending word puzzle. How many can you solve (Watch for the answers on Day 3.)? (P.S., check out his books for more anagram fun.)

Was that a zap to your backside, or are you just happy to read Stately Wayne Manor’s take on William Castle’s The Tingler (1959)?

Listen up, sports fans, J-Dub from Dubsism is about to illuminate you on sports analogies in The Ten Commandments (1956).

 It would be truly abominable if you missed Terence Canote’s review of The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1972)!

Ernie Fink from Until the Lights Go Up takes a revealing look at Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965)

The incorruptible MovieRob is here to tell us about The Bribe (1949)

Lend me your ears, and listen to the good folks at That’s Cool, That’s Trash as they discuss Scream and Scream Again (1970) in their podcast.

You’re invited to join Vincent’s cocktail party (keeping a safe distance, of course) by Jenny at Silver Screen Suppers:

Brian Schuck of Films from Beyond the Time Barrier makes a big splash with his review of War Gods of the Deep (aka: City in the Sea) (1965).

Be sure to check out Silver Screenings’ applause-worthy review of Curtain Call at Cactus Creek (1950).

It’s two reviews for the Price of one when Hakuna Mocata from Synthetic Cinema looks at The Tomb of Ligeia (1964) and The Tingler (1959).

You’d have to be nuts to pass up on Alex Vorkov’s review of Madhouse (1974).

Celebrate Bat Appreciation Day with Michael Denney of Maniacs and Monsters, as he peruses The Bat (1959).

No matter how you slice it, John L. Harmon’s review (at Tales from the Freakboy Zone) of Edward Scissorhands (1990) is a cut above.

Join Dick Scott of The Oak Drive-In, as he takes you on a tour of The Haunted Palace (1963).

 Don’t touch that dial, because Gill Jacob of Realweegiemidget Reviews just watched Mr. Price in an episode of The Bionic Woman – “Black Magic” (1976).


  1. It must have taken the better part of your day to come up with all those puny introductions to each post. Well done!

    Thanks to you and Gill for hosting the blogathon and for allowing us to take part.

    1. Thanks, Michael! Although I discovered later that my blogging partner in crime had already used one of the same puns in her post (I hope I don't go to pun jail). ;)

      And you're very welcome. It wouldn't be the same without you!

    2. Pun jail? Oh, you mean the punitentiary!

    3. That made me laugh out loud!

  2. Thanks for running this great competition and for being such a fab co-host!