The Comedy of Terrors

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

The Comedy of Terrors (1964, USA) is a Horror-Comedy film directed by Jacques Tourneur.


Main Details

  • Released in 1964
  • Color
  • Running Time: 84 Min.
  • Production Co: Alta Vista Productions
  • Distribution Co: American International Pictures (AIP) (1964) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Jacques Tourner
  • Written by Richard Matheson
  • Starring: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Joyce Jameson, Beverly Powers
  • Produced by Samuel Z. Arkoff, Anthony Carras, Richard Matheson, James H. Nicholson
  • Original Music by Les Baxter
  • Cinematography by Floyd Crosby
  • Film Editing by Anthony Carras

Plot Summary

  • Dishonest undertaker Waldo Trumbull and his sidekick Felix Gillie are creating their own customers when they cannot find willing ones.

Also Known As

  • Il Clan del terrore (Italy)
  • La Comèdia dels horrors (Spain) (Catalan title)
  • La Comedia de los horrores (Spain)
  • Le Croque-mort s'en mêle (France)
  • Farsa Trágica (Brazil)
  • Hautaustoimisto hädässä (Finland) (TV title)
  • Komödie des Grauens (Germany)
  • Komedi i skräck (Sweden)
  • Liget går amok (Denmark)
  • O Miou Três Vezes (Portugal)
  • Operation i skräck (Sweden)
  • To Pandoheion ton zontanon nekron (Greece)
  • Ruhe Sanft GmbH (Germany)
  • The Graveside Story


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