|The Abominable Dr. Phibes|
|Revenge is the best medicine.|
|Directed By:||Robert Fuest|
|Released:||May 18, 1971|
|Followed By:||Dr. Phibes Rises Again|
The Abominable Dr. Phibes is a 1971 horror film. Its art deco sets, dark humor have made the film and its sequel Dr. Phibes Rises Again classics. Art Deco places this movie in the so-called Dieselpunk Genre.
Doctors are being murdered in a bizarre manner: bats, bees, killer frog masks, etc., which represent the nine Biblical plagues. The crimes are orchestrated by a demented organ player with the help of his mute assistant. The detective is stumped until he finds that all of the doctors being killed assisted a Dr. Vesalius on an unsuccessful operation involving the wife of Dr. Phibes, but he couldn't be the culprit, could he? He was killed in a car crash upon learning of his wife's death...
This movie falls into the category of Dieselpunk rather than Steampunk.