VINCENT PRICE - Grandmaster of Horror A Tribute

Tall, sinister and charming,

Seductive and eerily unforgettable in voice,

Initially a B grade actor in Hollywood,

Elevated to the A list grandmaster of horror, a sheer twist of fate not choice.

He terrorised us in the House of Wax,

We were repulsed by him in The Fly,

Roger Corman sent shivers down our spine through his many faces of Vincent Price on screen,

Before Witchfinder General, Matthew Hopkins one never dared to lie.

He frightened us over the years with so many brilliant horrific performances,

Art collector, food writer, political liberal and the voice on Michael Jackson's Thriller, achievements behind his illustrious name,

The world of horror experienced a great loss on his death,

With the absence of Vincent Price never will horror films ever be the same.







  • Goldfinch60

    He was a very good actor in those parts he played, good tribute FB.


    • FineB

      Good morning Andy,

      Many thanks.

      Thanks for your tribute to Mr Price.

      Keep writing ✍ and safe during these challenging times.

    • orchidee

      Good write FB.
      Things could be almost the same genre horror again though - I mean, I could sing in some films! lol. Horror films involving torture to the ears, driving one insane.
      And we have 'Eastenders' today. Nothing much more scarier than the people in that! lol. It's old re-hashes at present, delving into hideous old episodes. Scarier than 'The Exorcist' they are!

    • FineB

      Hi Orchidee,

      Many thanks.

      I used to watch East Enders ages ago. I have never seen such a horror show. Surely people in the East End aren"t that downtrodden.

      Even Corrie is more upbeat.

      Keep writing ✍ and safe during these challenging times.

    • dusk arising

      Fine tribute to a celebrated man of the horrors.
      Having seen him interviewed on chat shows there was much to this man and he certainly possessed a very entertaining sense of humour.

      • FineB

        Hi Dusk Arising,

        Many thanks.

        There was certainly more to him than meets the eye.

        A fascinating individual.

        Keep writing ✍ and safe during these challenging times.

      • 🐤s.zaynab.kamoonpuri🌷😸

        Woah a fine fabulous tribute and elegy for a horror master, a horro film star. You described and tell about him and his thrillers superbly. Kudos.

        Plz pleez do read and comment my newest poem too.

        • FineB

          Hi szaynab,

          Thanks for your comments.

          Much appreciated.

          I'm glad you werent scared.

          Keep writing ✍ and safe during these challenging times.

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