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
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The second part of a planned trilogy. The third film would have featured Phibes fighting a group of Nazis, or searching for the key to Olympus. The title would have been "Phibes Resurrectus," "The Seven Fates of Dr. Phibes" or "The Brides of Dr. Phibes". Proposed stories included Phibes being the subject of an elaborate revenge plot by Dr. Vesalius' son from the first movie, and Victoria being resurrected from the dead, but becoming a deranged homicidal maniac far worse that her husband. Reportedly a large number of sequel scripts existed, all different. Also pitched was a Dr. Phibes TV series, in which he reformed and fought crime, and in the 80s a contemporary Phibes film was proposed as well. Price's departure from AIP, and AIP's change of focus to exploitation/grindhouse fare, meant the third film (or any further ones beyond it) were never made. See more
When Ambrose looks at Victoria in her glass coffin, she is visibly moving. See more
But no one's ever gotten the better of Phibes, sir. To our uncertain knowledge he's already killed fifteen men. You can't hope to win!
Once more the cast credits are split into several sections: the protagonists, the girl, the law, the victims and interested parties. See more
Edited from The Abominable Dr. Phibes
Over the Rainbow
Music by Harold Arlen
Performed by Vincent Price
(played over the end titles) See more