The Comedy of Terrors (1963)

35mm film, Pathécolor, 2.35:1
mono, English

An American comedy horror film directed by Jacques Tourneur.

Plot Summary

Undertaker Waldo Trumbull is having a hard time and is forced to pay a full year's back rent. To raise the money he starts killing people to drum up new business.


Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
American International Pictures
Producers: Samuel Z. Arkoff, James H. Nicholson
Written by: Richard Matheson
Director of Photography: Floyd Crosby
Editor: Anthony Carras
Music: Les Baxter
Sound Recordist: Don Rush
Costume Designer: Marjorie Corso
Make-up: Carlie Taylor
Hairdresser: Betty Pedretti
Production Designer: Daniel Haller

Vincent Price (Waldo Trumbull)
Peter Lorre (Felix Gillie)
Boris Karloff (Amos Hinchley)
Joyce Jameson (Amaryllis Trumbull)
Joe E. Brown (cemetery keeper)
Beverly Hills [real name: Beverly Powers] (Mrs Phipps)
Basil Rathbone (Mr John F. Black)
Alan DeWitt (Riggs)
Buddy Mason (Mr Phipps)
Douglas Williams (doctor)
Linda Rogers (Phipps' maid)
Luree Holmes (Black's servant)
Rhubarb (Cleopatra)


American International Pictures: A Filmography by Robert L. Ottoson pp.88-89 – credits, synopsis, review
by Walt Lee p.71 – credits