DIARY OF A MADMAN (1963)

THE VITALS
Year of Release1963
StarringVincent Price
DirectorReginald Le Borg

To be honest I hadn’t heard of Diary of a Madman before. I was really just looking for “Ozzy Osbourne” songs to listen to on youtube, but since this one came up in my search results I thought I’d give it a shot. And why not? I quite like what little I’ve seen of Vincent Price films.

This one may or may not be considered “Horror” by today’s standards, it is a pretty cool little viewing experience.¬† Hardened gore fiends may or may not dig this as it does not have any real horror or violence (well very little violence) but touches on darker themes in a similar way to what Alfred Hitchcock did with his movies. It’s also a movie that you can watch if you’ve got kids around without fear of scarring them for life. A definite bonus for the parents out there. “The most terrifying motion picture ever created?” I think not. Still a great film.

The Plot:

Starring Vincent price as Simon the magistrate who prior to his death is possessed by an evil spirit. The spirit had attached itself to him from a previous  meeting with a deranged killer. Simon rekindles an interest in sculpture to quell the bad dreams. The subject of his artistic musings, Odette takes a shining to him and the pair decide to get married but the evil spirit that is trying to take a hold of Simon is getting stronger and this is where the things gets strange.

The dialogue in Diary of a Madman is a charming old world style affair and the plot holds water rather well, this is a well shot and executed film and quite captivating.

Anyway you guys can see for yourself below

Be sure to check out other great films starring Vincent Price: The Raven, Witchfinder General and House on Haunted Hill.
 
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