Shock It To Me! Brings Two Classic Vincent Price Movies To San Francisco's Clay Theatre

Okay, now this is what I'm talking about! Finally a Halloween movie festival with Vincent Price movies. They always do it right in San Francisco.

By August Ragone

SHOCK IT TO ME!’s VINCENT PRICE DOUBLE FEATURE HORROR SHOW

THE LAST MAN ON EARTH and TOMB OF LIGEIA

Special showings at Landmark’s Clay Theatre on October 27 & 28 at 7:00PM

The San Francisco-based classic horror film festival, SHOCK IT TO ME!, in conjunction with Landmark’s Clay Theater, present a very special two-night, “Vincent Price Double Feature” show on Tuesday, October 27 & Wednesday, October 28, 2009 with a pair of true horror classics dug up deep from the vaults of the legendary American International Pictures, as well as a cache of horror trailers and other spooky surprises.

Sidney Salkow’s THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (1964), features Vincent Price stars as the sole survivor of a biological disaster, which has rendered mankind into a race of nocturnal ghouls, whom he hunts by day – by driving stakes into their hearts – but must stave them off in a barricaded house by night, tormented by their unrelenting sieges.

Based on Richard Matheson’s “I Am Legend”, THE LAST MAN ON EARTH was one of the inspirations for George Romero’s seminal Night Of The Living Dead (1968), and was revisited as the Charlton Heston vehicle,The Omega Man (1971), and then as I Am Legend (2007), starring Will Smith. But, neither of these over bloated productions had the grit, the oppressive, doomed atmosphere or the pathos of the original Vincent Price film.

Roger Corman’s TOMB OF LIGEIA (1965) was the final, triumphant entry in a series of eight, ground and box office breaking films based on the works of famed American Gothic writer Edgar Allen Poe, all (save for one)starring Vincent Price. Beautiful color cinematography shot on location in Norfolk, England, by highlight this tale of love and obsession beyond the grave, from a screenplay by Robert Towne (Chinatown).

Price plays Verden Fell, a man obsessed by the certainty that his dead wife has returned in the form of a black cat, seeking to possess his new bride-to-be – a dual-role played by Elizabeth Sheppard (originally cast as Emma Peel on The Avengers). Ultimately, Fell must face the spirit of Ligeia, and resist her hold on him or suffer his own horrible demise.

WHAT: Screenings of THE LAST MAN ON EARTH and TOMB OF LIGEIA

DETAILS: Landmark's Clay Theatre, 2261 Fillmore St, San Francisco

Tuesday, October 27 & Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 7:00 PM (show
includes both features)

Tickets are $10.00 general ($8.00 for student/senior/children under 12)

Advance tickets: https://tickets.landmarktheatres.com/

Partner site: http://shock-it-to-me.com/

Information: (415) 346-1124

See Also: Vincent Price Presents - A Wonderful Horror Comics Anthology From Bluewater / House of Wax (1953)(Warner Bros) /

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