previously declared brain damage was a celebration of the birthday of my favorite actor, personality, and person of all time -- that would be Vincent Price. Every year I hold a celebratory dinner on the anniversary of Vincent's death in October (consisting of dishes cooked from his magnificent cookbook A Treasury of Great Recipes, which I highly recommend every human being own at least one copy of) -- it's perfect timing, right before Halloween, given his career's delectably ghoulish associations. (Here is a picture from last year's!) His birthday on May 27th is a little less opportune, especially since he shares that birthday with The Wicker Man star Christopher Lee...
10 of My Favorite Vicnent Price Movies
The Witchfinder General (1968)
"Men sometimes have strange motives
for the things they do."
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
"May lump sugar be taken with the fingers?"
The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
"Eight have died, soon to be nine!
Nine eternities in doom!"
Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
"I always will be in love with you. Remember that."
The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
"Do you know how a falcon is trained, my dear? Her eyes are sewn shut. Blinded temporarily, she suffers the whims of her God patiently, until her will is submerged and she learns to serve - as your God taught and blinded you with crosses."
"I don't know a lot about anything, butThe Haunted Palace (1963)
I know a little about practically everything."
"You do not know the extent of my appetite, Simon. I'll not have my fill of revenge until this village is a graveyard. Until they have felt, as I did, the kiss of fire on their soft bare flesh. All of them. Have patience my friends. Surely, after all these years, I'm entitled to a few small amusements."
The Last Man on Earth (1964)
"You're freaks, all of you!
All of you, freaks, mutations!"
House of Wax (1953)
"Foul deeds will rise though all the
earth o'erhelm them, to men's eyes."
The Raven (1963)
"Shut your beak!"
What are your favorite Vincent Price films?