EVIL EYE, EPISODE 6: DR. PHIBES

The Evil Eye is a podcast about goth movies. What exactly is a goth movie? Film writers Samm Deighan and Robert Skvarla are two old goths determined to answer that age old question by exploring various genres including horror, melodrama, and film noir. Each episode will dissect a film that fits the goth aesthetic and explore the music and culture in the year that film was released.

In this episode, the Evil Eye is continuing their October celebration of horror icon and greatest living human Vincent Price with a look at Robert Fuest’s black comedy-horror masterpiece, The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971), and its sequel Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972). Price plays the titular organist who returns from beyond the grave (we think?) to orchestrate a symphony of revenge—inspired by the biblical 10 plagues of Egypt—against the team of doctors who killed his beloved wife.

 

 

MUSIC CLIPS:

Spirogyra – “The Future Won’t Be Long” (off St. Radigunds)

Lucifer / Mort Garson – “Evil Eye” (off Black Mass)

Black Sabbath – “Children of the Grave” (off Master of Reality)

 

Rob Skvarla

Robert Skvarla is a freelance writer living in Philadelphia. His focuses include conspiracy culture, fringe communities, and new religious movements. He has written for Diabolique Magazine, Atlas Obscura, and Philadelphia City Paper, and served as a programmer for the Cinedelphia Film Festival.
Rob Skvarla
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