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.
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It was originally intended to follow this film with a third in the series, tentatively titled "The Bride of Phibes". This was abandoned in the summer of 1972 due to personal arguments within AIP. See more
At the end of the movie, set in 1928, Phibes sings 'Over The Rainbow', first recorded in 1938. See more
But you haven't got a chance!
He'll chop you down like the rest of them!
I'm not like the rest of them! Phibes may put the fear of God in you, but not me. Now stay out of my way!
Once more the cast credits are split into several sections: the protagonists, the girl, the law, the victims and interested parties. See more
The French language version features different music during the opening recap sequence. See more
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Arranged by John Gale See more