Dr. Phibes rises once again at the Colonial Theatre Spooktacular

posted by melvin on September 12, 2008 at 10:00 am

KEENE, NH — On the evening of Thursday, October 30th, 2008, the Colonial Theatre will present the first-ever “Colonial Theatre Spooktacular”, featuring a rare 35mm screening of the 1971 Vincent Price creepy classic “The Abominable Dr. Phibes.”

Curated by the maniacal movie mavens from “Saturday Fright Special” (New Hampshire’s first home-grown horror-host TV show, seen on public access stations throughout New England), the evening will feature vintage 35mm horror trailers and other assorted film goodies, DVD giveaways, live appearances by “Saturday Fright Special” characters, and uniformed nurses in attendance should anyone pass out from fright. Come in costume and receive a scintillating surprise!

Tickets are $10.00 and will be available at the door or can be ordered online at:

Colonial Tix

Additional info for The Colonial Theatre Spooktacular can be found


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Comments (9)

ceasar on September 12, 2008 at 11:31 am

I just watch this movie last year on Tuner Classics. It’s real cool and did you know that Vincent Price did episodes of Rod Serling’s Night Gallery?

Jack Oberleitner
Jack Oberleitner on September 12, 2008 at 12:19 pm

The original one-sheet poster for “Phibes” was a play on words of the :”Love Story” tag line “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” The original Phibes line was: “Love means never having to say you’re abominable.” A later version poster was a psychedelic style with the dumbed-down line: “Love means never having to say you’re ugly” and “Phibes rhymes with vibes.” Anyway, it is indeed a great, campy horror flick and used to be a great double feature midnight show coupled with “The Return of Dr. Phibes.”

melvin on September 15, 2008 at 10:03 am

We managed to get an original PHIBES “Love means never having to say you’re ugly” one-sheet haning outside the theater to promote this event. I wonder what the usual art-house patrons must think, seeing that on their way into the theater’s usual highbrow fare…..?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 11, 2009 at 2:23 pm


Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 11, 2009 at 2:24 pm

MY one sheet,however, has the two lovers kissing.

Nunzienick on November 11, 2009 at 10:00 pm

A real “classy” horror film with style! The Tampa Theatre played this first-run and I remember the one-sheet on display: “Love means never having to say you’re ugly”. Seeing that tagline I knew we were in for a treat, and the film wasn’t gonna be your typical horror film. Would love to see it again on the big screen.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 13, 2009 at 5:59 pm

NICK, I have it on display downstairs in my theatre great room in an old one sheet frame from the IMPERIAL.

TLSLOEWS on May 28, 2010 at 11:10 am

Take a photo of it and post on C.T.Mike.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 29, 2010 at 10:29 am

I can take the picture and have Nick post it.

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