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Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  July 1972 (USA)
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The vengeful Doctor rises again, seeking the Scrolls of Life in an attempt to resurrect his deceased wife.


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The moon rises at a predestined angle and awakens the sleeping Dr. Phibes three years later. To his dismay, he finds his house has been demolished and his papyrus scrolls stolen, the scrolls he needs to find the Pharoah's Tomb in Egypt, where the River of Life flows. After identifying the source of the papyrus theft, he packs and leaves for Egypt with his assistant Vulnavia, still intent upon awakening his dead wife Victoria. The parties responsible for the theft of Phibes' scrolls suffer an attrition problem as Inspector Trout chases him across the world. Written by Ed Sutton <>

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Also Known As:

A Câmara de Horrores do Abominável Dr. Phibes  »

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Peter Cushing was originally cast in the Joseph Cotten role in the original film, but withdrew due to his wife's ailing health. He was able to supply a cameo in this film, a day's work (the film was shot in December 1971). See more »


When Hackett returns to his truck after being tricked into thinking soldiers are nearby, several members of the camera crew can be see reflected in the truck's bodywork on the left of the drivers cab. See more »


Trout: We could search the mountain...
Waverly: Trout, one needs a warrant to search. You should know that by now.
Trout: I am aware, sir, but...
Waverly: We can't just storm into someone else's mountain. This isn't Hyde Park, you know.
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Who said this was worse than the prequel??!!
10 January 2000 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Although I have heard this film being joked upon many a time, I decided to make up my own mind about it....and I'm sure my Victoria would agree with me when I say that this blend of camp humour and horror were marvellously combined into a really enjoyable romp. Once again, we see Vincent Price splendidly portraying the evil Dr Phibes, but I couldn't help thinking that the scriptwriters had refined his sadistic, yet witty, sense of humour for this one. I'm not going to give away any of the plot lines here, just see this film if you haven't made me laugh more than once, especially with Phibes' rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" at the end. A camp horror classic!

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