An engaging 1971 parody of Victorian horror films by Robert Fuest, the director responsible for the earnestly absurd TV series The Avengers. Vincent Price enjoys himself immensely as a mad doctor who avenges the death of his wife by visiting variations on the curse of the pharaohs on those he believes responsible—including Joseph Cotten, Hugh Griffith, and Terry-Thomas. A former art director, Fuest gives the film a preposterously lush, Ken Russell-ish look. Highly enjoyable. 94 min.