Price's last film with American International Pictures. Amicus joined them to co-produce this piece. Price portrays an old horror-movie star, Paul Toombes; slightly washed up and associated with the murder of his fiance. He returns after a long absence from the industry to reprise an old famous role. Grisly murders occur and Toombes believes himself to be the culprit acting independent of his own will. Peter Cushing was also part of the line-up, playing the part of an actor and friend to Toombes. Parts of the story are choppy and confusing. In addition, Price did not agree with the film's direction and thought it was written poorly. Robert Quarry (who plays the role of Oliver Quayle), a new and upcoming actor set to serve as Price's replacement in AIP, helped Price rewrite some of the lines for this film. Behind the scenes, Price had contractual disputes with AIP and grew tiresome of dealing with low-grade features. An interesting aspect of the plot was using clips of some of Price's older movies within the movie - sort of paying tribute to his character and Price himself - a bit confusing, eh? I noticed the clips they used were from AIP's back catalog of Poe/Corman films, such as Tales of Terror, The Haunted Palace, The Raven, and The Masque of the Red Death.