The Scariest: The Abominable Dr. Phibes

The Scariest: The Abominable Dr. Phibes

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There is nothing more chilling than to realize that beneath this hideous countenance from the 1969 horror classic The Abominable Dr. Phibes is the handsome face of iconoclastic film star Vincent Price, famed for playing suave-looking but often evil characters. You see, Dr. Anton Phibes has survived a car crash but his face has been horribly mangled, as it is so openly revealed above. Through plastic surgery and other techniques, the once loveable doctor turns himself into a true monster and then uses the Ten Plagues of Old Egypt from the Old Testament to murder several hapless individuals. Credit British make-up artist Trevor Crole-Rees for this and its sequel, Dr. Phibes Rises Again.

 

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