The Movie: The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
What Is It?: Vincent Price finds himself in a horror movie so bizarre, so insane, so giddy that he can get away with a pretty restrained performance. As the title character, he bumps off the medical professionals he blames for his wife’s death, basing each murder on a Biblical plague. Great gimmick; great flick.
Why Today?: On this day in 1911, Vincent Price is born.