Horror icon and B-movie legend Vincent Price died 20 years ago this week at the age of 82.
The Missouri-born actor (best known for his trademark pencil-thin moustache, deep voice, and mellifluous style of speaking) made his mark on Hollywood with horror classics like “House of Wax,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and “The Last Man on Earth.” However, younger audiences will probably recognize him more for his roles as the poetic narrator of Michael Jackson’s famous “Thriller” music video and as Edward’s creator in Tim Burton’s “Edward Scissorhands” (Price's last film role).
But for many young Canadians, Price is best known for his work on the small screen. The legendary actor was a familiar presence on TV for decades, thanks to his unlikely involvement in a little Hamilton, Ont.-produced kids show called “The Hilarious House of Frightenstein.”
The hour-long sketch comedy show followed the adventures of the vampire Count Frightenstein (Billy Van) and his castle full of ghoulish companions. In addition to educational asides and musical numbers, every episode of “Frightenstein” would open and close with an appearance byRead More »from How horror legend Vincent Price helped a tiny Canadian TV show become a cult classic