History Film / TheatreOfBlood

27th Mar '17 6:50:55 PM AllenbysEyes88
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A 1973 [[SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror comedic horror]] film starring Creator/VincentPrice, regarded as one of his personal favorites. Also stars Creator/DianaRigg and an impressive coterie of British character actors, including Harry Andrews, Coral Browne,[[note]]who later married Price[[/note]], Jack Hawkins, Arthur Lowe, Robert Morley and Diana Dors, to name just a few.

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A 1973 [[SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror comedic horror]] film starring Creator/VincentPrice, regarded as one of his personal favorites. Also stars Creator/DianaRigg and an impressive coterie of British character actors, including Harry Andrews, Coral Browne,[[note]]who Browne, [[note]]who later married Price[[/note]], Price[[/note]] Jack Hawkins, Arthur Lowe, Robert Morley Morley, Dennis Price and Diana Dors, to name just a few.
27th Mar '17 6:50:21 PM AllenbysEyes88
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A 1973 [[SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror comedic horror]] film starring Creator/VincentPrice, regarded as one of his personal favorites. Also stars Creator/DianaRigg.

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A 1973 [[SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror comedic horror]] film starring Creator/VincentPrice, regarded as one of his personal favorites. Also stars Creator/DianaRigg.
Creator/DianaRigg and an impressive coterie of British character actors, including Harry Andrews, Coral Browne,[[note]]who later married Price[[/note]], Jack Hawkins, Arthur Lowe, Robert Morley and Diana Dors, to name just a few.
25th Mar '17 7:56:41 AM erforce
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A 1973 [[SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror comedic horror]] film starring VincentPrice, regarded as one of his personal favorites. Also stars Creator/DianaRigg.

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A 1973 [[SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror comedic horror]] film starring VincentPrice, Creator/VincentPrice, regarded as one of his personal favorites. Also stars Creator/DianaRigg.
9th Jan '17 8:54:55 PM WillBGood
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* FateWorseThanDeath: The aforementioned CrazyJealousGuy goes to jail 'til the end of his days, having killed his wife. (It's implied, though, that his age and health won't let him survive prison for long. [[note]]In a particularly sad example of RealitySubtext, Jack Hawkins, who played Psaltery, died about three months after the film's initial release.[[/note]])

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* FateWorseThanDeath: The aforementioned CrazyJealousGuy goes to jail 'til the end of his days, having killed his wife. (It's implied, though, that his age and health won't let him survive prison for long. [[note]]In a particularly sad example of RealitySubtext, RealitySubtext[=/=]HarsherInHindsight, Jack Hawkins, who played Psaltery, died about three months after the film's initial release.[[/note]])
15th Dec '15 11:48:56 AM morenohijazo
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* DeathByTransceiver: An early example PlayedForLaughs shows up: a cop hiding in the trunk of a car in an attempt to follow Lionheart ends up parked on train tracks. We hear him over the walkie-talkie to the other cops:
-->'''Cop''': I can hear a train whistle... ''(rumbling sound)'' I can definitely identify it as a train... ''(sound grows louder)'' T-R-A... '''KERRRR-UNNCH.'''
29th Sep '15 11:29:31 AM WillBGood
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* OffscreenCrash / SoundOnlyDeath: A cop hiding in the trunk of a car in an attempt to follow Lionheart ends up parked on train tracks. We hear him over the walkie-talkie to the other cops:

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* OffscreenCrash / SoundOnlyDeath: A cop hiding in the trunk of a car in an attempt to follow Lionheart ends up parked on train tracks. We [[DeathByTransceiver hear him over the walkie-talkie walkie-talkie]] to the other cops:
3rd May '15 6:27:59 AM Antwan
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* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Combined with ManOnFire as Lionheart falls through a burning roof, his body not seen.]]

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* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Combined with ManOnFire as Lionheart [[spoiler:Lionheart falls through a burning roof, roof in the finale, his body not seen.]]



* HeroAntagonist: Devlin and the police.

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* HeroAntagonist: Devlin and the police.police since they're opposing Lionheart's murder spree.



* [[spoiler: SweetPollyOliver: Lionheart's lead henchman with the hippy glasses, afro, and beard is actually his daughter Edwina in disguise.]]

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* [[spoiler: SweetPollyOliver: Lionheart's [[spoiler:Lionheart's lead henchman with the hippy glasses, afro, and beard is actually his daughter Edwina in disguise.]]
3rd May '15 6:25:01 AM Antwan
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* CrazyJealousGuy: Critic Solomon Psaltery is quite easily manipulated into re-enacting the murder scene from ''Othello''.

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* CrazyJealousGuy: Critic Solomon Psaltery is quite easily manipulated into re-enacting the murder scene from ''Othello''.''Theatre/{{Othello}}''.



* [[spoiler: DisneyVillainDeath: Combined with ManOnFire.]]

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* [[spoiler: DisneyVillainDeath: Combined [[spoiler:Combined with ManOnFire.ManOnFire as Lionheart falls through a burning roof, his body not seen.]]



* ElectricTorture: To death, mimicking Joan of Arc's elimination in ''Theatre/HenryVIPartI''.

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* ElectricTorture: To death, mimicking Joan of Arc's elimination in ''Theatre/HenryVIPartI''.''Theatre/HenryVIPart1''.



* FateWorseThanDeath: The aforementioned CrazyJealousGuy goes to jail 'til the end of his days, having killed his wife. (It's implied, though, that his age and health won't let him survive prison for long.[[note]]In a particularly sad example of RealitySubtext, Jack Hawkins, who played Psaltery, died about three months after the film's initial release.[[/note]])

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* FateWorseThanDeath: The aforementioned CrazyJealousGuy goes to jail 'til the end of his days, having killed his wife. (It's implied, though, that his age and health won't let him survive prison for long. [[note]]In a particularly sad example of RealitySubtext, Jack Hawkins, who played Psaltery, died about three months after the film's initial release.[[/note]])



* ForceFeeding: Mr Merridew is forcibly fed until he dies of suffocation. [[EatTheDog With pieces of his beloved poodles.]]

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* ForceFeeding: Mr Mr. Merridew is forcibly fed until he dies of suffocation. suffocation... [[EatTheDog With with pieces of his beloved poodles.]]



-->"Spare for no fagots, let there be enough..."

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-->"Spare -->''"Spare for no fagots, let there be enough...""''



-->"I can hear a train whistle... ''(rumbling sound)'' I can definitely identify it as a train... ''(sound grows louder)'' T-R-A... '''KERRRR-UNNCH.'''

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-->"I -->'''Cop''': I can hear a train whistle... ''(rumbling sound)'' I can definitely identify it as a train... ''(sound grows louder)'' T-R-A... '''KERRRR-UNNCH.'''
3rd May '15 6:20:30 AM Antwan
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* BlackComedy

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* BlackComedyBlackComedy: Lionheart acts positively goofy throughout the movie, using various disguises and quotes along the way.



* ClimbingClimax

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* ClimbingClimaxClimbingClimax: When Lionheart climbs up to the top of a burning building to recite a part from ''Theatre/KingLear''.



* ElectricTorture: To death, mimicing Joan of Arc's elimination in ''Henry VI, Part I''.

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* ElectricTorture: To death, mimicing mimicking Joan of Arc's elimination in ''Henry VI, Part I''.''Theatre/HenryVIPartI''.



* {{Flynning}}: The SwordFight, lovingly stolen from ''RomeoAndJuliet'', which contains trampolines and a balance bar [[RuleOfCool just for the hell of it.]]

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* {{Flynning}}: The SwordFight, lovingly stolen from ''RomeoAndJuliet'', ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', which contains trampolines and a balance bar [[RuleOfCool just for the hell of it.]]



* HaveAGayOldTime: Used for a joke in one of the murders. Lionheart commits the Henry VI inspired murder (specifically, based off the death of Joan of Arc) in his CampGay hair dresser disguise:

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* HaveAGayOldTime: Used for a joke in one of the murders. Lionheart commits the Henry VI ''Henry VI'' inspired murder (specifically, based off the death of Joan of Arc) in his CampGay hair dresser disguise:



** Dickman is a lech
** Snipe is a CausticCritic

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** Dickman is a lech
lech.
** Snipe is a CausticCriticCausticCritic.



* OffWithHisHead

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* OffWithHisHeadOffWithHisHead: Done to a drugged, sleeping critic... all while Lionheart was dressed as a surgeon.



* PoeticSerialKiller

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* PoeticSerialKillerPoeticSerialKiller: Lionheart's kills mimic the deaths of various characters in Shakespeare's plays.
29th Apr '15 2:00:50 AM unclejack
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A 1973 [[SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror comedic horror]] film starring VincentPrice, regarded as one of his personal favorites. Also stars [[Series/TheAvengers Diana Rigg]].

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A 1973 [[SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror comedic horror]] film starring VincentPrice, regarded as one of his personal favorites. Also stars [[Series/TheAvengers Diana Rigg]].
Creator/DianaRigg.
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