This is one of my favorite Vincent Price films. He plays a very disgruntled Shakespearean actor out to get the critics who have wronged him. Edward Lionheart is moved to even commit suicide after being dashed by the circle of critics, luckily, he's rescued from the Thames River by some local winos and homeless hobo's. These grimy folk even help Lionheart exact his gory, and sometimes funny revenge on his enemies as he sets up work in an old theater and takes care of business. Each hateful critic gets killed by means of something from a play they have ragged on. This makes for some very cool scenes. His daughter Edwina also helps once she finds out her presumed dead daddy is very much alive. Dianna Rigg plays the daughter and looks kinda sexy. Watching Price pull this off is sheer joy, especially how the homeless tramps are used in helping. I always hate the ending though, more tragic than any Shakespeare I have seen. Kinda feels like the Dr. Phibes movies at times, but Theater has it's own twisted spirit and comedy. This is a shining example of the American horror king's acting. You can't go wrong with this one!