The Comedy of Terrors

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Released 1963

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The Comedy of Terrors

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Director:
Jacques Tourneur
Released:
1963
Rating:
PG-13

The Comedy of Terrors is a comedy/horror film from 1964, directed by Jacques Tourneur. In 19th-century New England, the ancient Amos Hinchley (Boris Karloff) has left the running of his struggling New England funeral parlour to his son-in-law Waldo Trumbull (Vincent Price), a lazy alcoholic who is abusive to his wife, Amaryllis (Joyce Jameson). Since Trumbull has not paid his rent for over a year, his landlord, John F. Black (Basil Rathbone), threatens eviction; Trumbull plans the landlord's murder, blackmailing his assistant, Felix (Peter Lorre), into helping him. But their murderous designs go awry, for Mr. Black just won't lie down...

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    Comedy, Horror, Suspense

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    Parody & Spoof, Classics, Cult