I've spent more than a few days trying to come up with a great idea for an article on a man that many people would instantly recognize as the face of horror, Vincent Price. Before I was even old enough to have watched my first horror film I knew who he was and I knew what he represented. Mr. Price would have turned 100 years old this May and it is only fitting that we here at HorrorBid take a look back at the late, great man who helped solidify this great genre we all love...
I could easily sit here and throw film names at you and give you synopsis after synopsis of his acting career or you could just simply Google Vincent Price and find all that information in about 2 minutes. The man has 183 acting credits on his IMDB alone and of those I've probably only seen but a handful. You may wonder why I choose to write an article about Price when my knowledge may be lacking but I think it's the perfect example of just how important Vincent Price really is. Even if you haven't seen one of his films you will still know his name or recognize his distinctive voice, face and laugh. And boy did he have a great laugh.
Anyone could find out the details of his life so I'm not even going to bother. He was born, he died, the horror world is short another amazing personality. I don't see the point in serving up facts that are easily discovered. What I wanted to offer is my own personal memories of Price. Just about all of those memories of Vincent Price come from television. I can remember watching old Batman shows where Price would sometimes appear as the villain Egghead. Quite possibly one of the corniest bad guys that ever faced Batman and Robin. The egg puns were never-ending and it's not exactly the best example of Price as the horror icon most know him as but when it comes to Vincent Price, every role he had was injected with that certain something.
Of course any kid who grew up in the 80's should remember Price when he appeared in The 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo. Voicing the role of Vincent VanGhoul, he helped Scooby and the gang try and trap the 13 ghosts they had accidentally released from the chest of demons. Funny thing is that they only managed to capture 12 of them before the series ended! Price's legendary voice adds a certain horror charm to a series that built itself and monsters, ghosts and goblins.
Also coming out of the 80's is one of the few things that has ever scared me in my life. Michael Jackson's Thriller. Again, Price's perfect voice is used in the song as he provides a 'rap' while zombies crawl from their graves. My parent's friends had this video and they put it on one time while we were visiting. I must have had the worst nightmares that night and this would be my first look into the world of horror. Interesting that Price plays such an important role in scaring the crap out of me and turning me into the horror fiend that I am now. Check out the video and watch as Jackson leaves the theatre at the beginning. Price's name appears on the marquee and posters for House of Wax and Masque of the Red Death are plastered all over the outside of the building. Of course, how could anyone forget that laugh at the end of the video. Damn, Vincent Price can still make my blood run cold just thinking about it.
Now we're finally getting to my two favorite memories of Price, one is actually very Canadian and still draws puzzled looks from people. I'll start with the more obvious one though. On October 19th, 1976, the day after my birth actually, The Muppet Show featuring Vincent Price as host aired for the first time. This has always been my favorite episode of The Muppet Show since I was a little kid. Price shows up in a sketch featuring Fozzie and Gonzo as they show up at an ominous looking castle which Gonzo had rented for their summer cottage. Price arrives looking for a room since his horse got a flat. Trouble starts as Price turns into a horrible monster at the stroke of midnight but it's not exactly the kind of scary monster you would expect! There's also a sketch with Price and Kermit having a chat when Price shows Kermit how he can grow fangs. He begins to explain how it took years of training when Kermit suddenly grows fangs and bites Price on the neck. The entire episode is full of ghosts, goblins and horror themed ideas. A great tribute to the career that Price had built in the genre.
Finally we reach the one memory that was the biggest part of my childhood and the one that many people just don't know of or remember. Running in Canada in syndication still to this day, The Hilarious House of Frightenstein was my ongoing introduction into the world of kiddie horror. Vincent Price introduced each sequence of the show by reading a typically cheesy poem surrounded by equally cheesy set designs. The show was an odd blend of classic monster spoofs and education and was something I never missed as a kid. Price's charm and voice lent the show a bit of credibility and probably got it a lot more air time than it ever would have received otherwise.
The show would open with Vincent Price's floating head laughing and reciting the creepy introduction and I'm willing to bet that a lot of us Canadian horror brats grew up on this show. Its reach into the States wasn't very large and it seems like most of the American memories of the show come out of the Buffalo area. I really wish they would produce stuff like that now as it was a great way for the kids to enjoy some horror themed fun without being scared to death.
While my personal knowledge of Vincent Price the actor is limited to just a small portion of his film work, his image and voice are such a large part of my childhood TV viewing that I've grown up with him around every corner. Even then he commanded a respect that very few actors receive and his place in the horror world can never be taken away. This year would have been his 100th birthday and while many will remember him for his extensive work in the film industry, I'll always remember him as the laugh that scared me as a child, the charming and sophisticated man who got bitten by Kermit and the creepy guy who read all those bad poems every Saturday morning while I ate my cereal. Vincent Price will forever be remember for so many things to so many different people. We'd love to hear your stories below as well.
Source: HorrorBid Columnist "Canadian Will"
There is something about Price that screams creepy but at the same time I always thought of him as someone's grandpa. I'm sure he would have been a complete joy to be around.
not this post is written through him as nobody else realize such certain about my difficulty.
You are amazing! Thanks!
to be on the internet the simplest factor to have in mind
of. I say to you, I definitely get irked even
as folks consider concerns that they just don't know about. You controlled to hit the nail upon the top and defined out the entire thing with no need side effect , other people could take a signal. Will likely be again to get more. Thanks
learned lot of things from it about blogging. thanks.
lot of work? I have virtually no understanding of computer programming but I was hoping to start my own blog soon.
Anyway, if you have any recommendations or techniques for new
blog owners please share. I know this is off
subject however I just wanted to ask. Thank you!
the future and it is time to be happy. I've read this post and if I could I wish to suggest you some interesting things or suggestions. Perhaps you can write next articles referring to this article. I desire to read even more things about it!
.. tantos como quieras, tantas veces como lo desee.
Llena y rene una gran cantidad de protenas. Mnimo 4 huevos al da.
como adelgazar rapido Esta es la mejor manera sorpresa que los
alimentos recomendados para esta dieta sean las frutas, verduras y alimentos
que contienen una alta cantidad de agua, como las sopas.
Dieta para perder barriga. Uma boa dieta, muito eficaz, optar
por comer 5-6 supone que slo debes beber lquidos.
Sin embargo, todava necesitas satisfacer tus necesidades
nutricionales. como adelgazar Lo bueno es que no
todos los postres son tan malos como crees. pegan a este habito saludable.
El siguiente artculo te ayudar a ponerte en marcha con una dieta saludable y seguir adelante.
Its very well written; I love what youve got to say.
But maybe you could a little more in the way of content
so people could connect with it better. Youve got an
awful lot of text for only having 1 or two pictures.
Maybe you could space it out better?
in the event it pertains to creating content material for the web-site.
For instance, if Web Developer's Journal were to link for your site, that link may be worth a lot more than 20 links from a friends' personal Web pages.
Step 4: Wait for Search Engines to Index Test Pages Over the week,
some of the pages started appearing in search engines like google.
up. The text in your article seem to be running off the screen in Opera.
I'm not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with internet browser compatibility but I thought I'd
post to let you know. The style and design look great though!
Hope you get the problem resolved soon. Kudos
and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said
"You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear." She placed the shell to her ear and screamed.
There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back!
LoL I know this is completely off topic but I
had to tell someone!
when having my breakfast coming over again to read further
website and detailed information you provide. It's awesome to come across a blog every once in a while that isn't the same outdated
rehashed information. Wonderful read! I've saved your site and I'm adding your RSS
feeds to my Google account.
by mistake, while I was looking on Bing for something else, Anyhow I am here now and
would just like to say thanks for a incredible post and a
all round entertaining blog (I also love the theme/design), I don_t have time to browse it all at the minute but I have saved it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to
read much more, Please do keep up the fantastic b.
certainly like what you're saying and the way in which you assert it. You are making it enjoyable and you still care for to stay it wise. I can not wait to learn much more from you. That is really a tremendous web site.
do! I take pleasure in reading a post that may make people think.
Additionally, thanks for allowing me to comment!
the other person's website link on your page at appropriate place and other person will also do similar in favor of you.
I'm not very internet savvy so I'm not 100% certain.
Any recommendations or advice would be greatly appreciated.
I was looking on Aol for something else, Regardless I am here now and would just like to say kudos
for a tremendous post and a all round thrilling blog (I also love the theme/design), I don't have time to read it all at the moment but I have bookmarked it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a lot more, Please do keep up the superb work.
I appreciate you spending some time and effort to put
this short article together. I once again find myself spending way too much time both
reading and commenting. But so what, it was still worthwhile!
I'm trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I'm not seeing very good success.
If you know of any please share. Thanks!
this blog, this blog is in fact remarkable.
work? I have virtually no expertise in programming however I had been
hoping to start my own blog in the near future. Anyhow, should you have
any suggestions or techniques for new blog owners please share.
I know this is off topic but I just had to ask. Many thanks!
different internet browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot quicker then most.
Can you suggest a good web hosting provider at a honest price?
Cheers, I appreciate it!
You realize so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I actually would want to_HaHa).
You definitely put a new spin on a topic that has been discussed for many years.
Wonderful stuff, just great!
Dieta de zanahoria es muy til y sencillo! El plato principal
es una ensalada de zanahorias. dieta proteica Estos postres tambin son muy azucarados.
principio rector de esta dieta es la afirmacin de que el consumo de grasas no engordan.
Sugerencia: empezar en un da laborable. El trabajo ofrece distraccin para una dieta saludable?
dieta Esto funciona muy bien para bajar de peso porque hace que robe su grasa corporal de la fuente inmediata de de dieta para la quema
de grasa que encuentres no bienen de fuentes naturales.
We arrived that the following nowadays seeking new things.
I was not necessarily frustrated. Your ideas following fresh methods about this point are beneficial
plus an outstanding assist with individually. We value You taking away time
for you to write out these products and then for
uncovering your ideas.
What could you suggest in regards to your put up that you made a few days ago?
have several kids already, you may have unresolved issues about baby_s sleep.
Well keep reading and together we'll hit it out of the park. Parenting happens to be one of the most significant and demanding jobs known to humanity.
its benefits and shortcomings, this article ideal for you.
'When it comes to weight loss, evidence from randomized, controlled trials comparing different diets finds that restricting total calories is more important than diet composition such as low-fat versus low-carbohydrate. This resembling of messages, together with Phen375's quality which enables it in order to avoid the conversion of carbohydrates to body extra fat in your physiques offers a
3 a single reason we need to choose Phen375 over other diets.
of precious experience concerning unpredicted emotions.
Always have a carbon paper under each piece of paper you're writing on, and always look around each room one more time before leaving it; then ask the prospect if he or she can think of any special instructions you should note for that room. Professional cleaners design the cleaning packages as per your requirements.
or services that they are trying to sell.
They understand that their customer demographics and population is ever-changing'not static'and they advertise
to retain their client base and to attract new customers.
If you have a naturally difficult personality, then you will have to assess
what is more important to you.
for your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself?
Anyway keep up the excellent high quality writing, it is rare
to look a great weblog like this one nowadays..
scratch. Watching will give you some ideas about
what you might like and what might fit into your home.
This is where you interact with your kids, creating unforgettable memories before they mature and go off to college.
You MUST test any mobile marketing campaign on all of the phones and tablets available to ensure it displays exactly as you
wish it to.
and homeowners prefer wooden sheds instead of plastic or metal sheds.
The final inch or so is then leveled with a
mixture of clay and water and left to dry before final smoothing and sanding ' the choice is yours. Garden sheds are no longer just a dreary collection of loose boards hidden away at the back of the garden.
you make blogging look straightforward. That the
overall look of your website is great, let alone the content!
also is a detrimental substance in landfills. Placing penstemons among evergreen ground cover is a good
way to hide dormancy, but since this is a shorter version
of penstemon, only about a foot tall at maturity, do not
place it behind shrubs unless they are also short.
Why not try an all-white garden for a moonlit look.
and proper bowel movements. This is the most common but still not the only an individual.
' Cayenne pepper is very soothing; it is effective as a poultice for rheumatism, inflammation, pleurisy, and helpful also if taken internally for these.
This is a site developed by Alex Maroko that is dedicated aspiring
athletes excel in any sport that they are playing by developing
their speed and overall conditioning. Delayed pain usually
is caused by a deeper, underlying problem such as disease, disorder or condition in the body.
It is the little changes that will make the most important changes.
Thanks a lot for sharing!
My website has a lot of completely unique content I've either created myself or outsourced but it appears a lot of it is popping it up all over the internet without my authorization. Do you know any ways to help protect against content from being ripped off? I'd definitely appreciate
of a user in his/her mind that how a user can understand it.
Thus that's why this paragraph is outstdanding. Thanks!
I live on the east coast and we were just hit with over two feet of snow - and my hair still
looked great after playing outside with the kids.
If you are one who often forgets to turn things off,
you should consider buying a model that has the
automatic off feature. This iron cost around $200 and is said to be amazing at straightening wet or dry hair in just minutes.
Even if you offer the product or service, sometimes inventory levels make it impossible to offer so
what's a business owner to do. You are able to promote your concepts and raise your communication with your consumers in this way.
a pretty penny? I'm not very internet savvy so I'm not 100% positive.
Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.
guarana, cocoa extract, l-glutamine, l-tyrosine, damiana, ginger,
and white willow bark. my mom had gotten me a kitten to keep me company, every time she scratched me, I would get infected, needing antibiotics.
"Don't make it out to be some big thing. Their gooey base is just too clumsy to penetrate deep into your living cells. Information on the site describes Product is dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested.
A design like yours with a few simple tweeks would really make my blog
shine. Please let me know where you got your theme.
subject and didn't know who to ask.
that the head. Your notion is outstanding; that the catch is something which too few people have
been speaking intelligently about. We_re delighted which i
found this in my look for something regarding this.
So wonderful to discover somebody with a few genuine thoughts on
this subject. Really.. many thanks for starting this up.
This website is one thing that is needed on the internet, someone
with a bit of originality!
who are wishing for blogging.
During the Global - Spec Fluid Power and Fluid
Handling online conference and trade show, Steve Katz will
show attendees how the industry has evolved dramatically in terms of worldwide sourcing, which allows for varied price points and
improved quality of steel, lubricants, and retainers - all of which improve
bearing life. 6403,6004,6204,6304,6404,60\22,62\22,63\22,6005,6205,
it's new to me. Anyways, I'm definitely delighted I stumbled upon it and I'll be book-marking
it and checking back frequently!
thought I might check things out. I like what I see so now i'm
following you. Look forward to going over your web page repeatedly.
in the borrowers once they perform the whole tasks Not fake car loans company the loan
is generally approved over a single day and electronically deposited directly in your investigating account since
knew of any forums that cover the same topics talked about in this article?
I'd really like to be a part of group where I can get suggestions from other experienced individuals that share
the same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me know.
the $3000 tag truly must be going to more distinct from just screen size.
Coming with Windows 7 and x64 architecture, the G73Jh also provides 8GB of
RAM (more than enough for the majority of of today's titles).
Toshiba received a unhealthy grade with this area. On a picnic
using the family Lotso's Kid fell asleep for the grass.
it. Look complex to more brought agreeable from you!
However, how could we keep upp a correspondence?
So, if we win, we don't say, whew! Tuesday night's AU$ 13 million
Oz Lotto is at number nine on theBig list of the past
that are dark, dangerous and uncivilized? Lois Lowry's The Giver is only one pre-registered specific name perregistrar.
I have read this publish and if I may I want to counsel you some fascinating things
or suggestions. Maybe you could write next articles referring
to this article. I wish to learn even more things about it!
wished to say that I've really loved surfing around your blog posts.
In any case I'll be subscribing in your eed and I hope you write once more soon!
during a hurricane season then this may pose a problem.
A young person has many years to go before the company has had no way of getting
premium lower. Section 2 is for your personal belongings.
However, the opening statement gives the impression that every year the amount of money needed to rectify
an accident is caused by you, speeding tickets you got or any fine details.
The sketch is tasteful, your authored subject matter stylish.
nonetheless, you command get got an edginess over that you wish be delivering the
following. unwell unquestionably come more formerly again as exactly the same nearly
very often inside case you shield this increase.
You have to adjust your budget depending on the size the type of
swimming pool you can of course use a hot tub sometimes called
a spa. Unless they have had the opportunity of owning a Hot
Tub in Estepona trying out a new model I really felt the effect of a big hot tubs electrical hot tub to heat.
For the larger models, this is hot tubs electrical because of the cost.
weekly gasoline chart update through the Energy Information Administration EIA
data by having an overlay of West Texas Crude WTIC rush concert dates however,
what exactly is notable is that because of the uncertain economic times marked by recessionary and inflationary
trends, incomes are definitely heading south making credibility of men
and women suffer too.