Every horror fan knows Vincent Price. In a career spanning decades he was a favourite among horror enthusiasts and the wider film community for his roles in films including House on Haunted Hill, The Fly, Theatre of Blood, and The Abominable Dr. Phibes. An actor renowned for his dignified presence and the perfect voice for horror – Vincent was also a star in television, a gormet cook, author, and art lecturer.
Popcorn Horror is thrilled to welcome his daughter Victoria Price to Glasgow for a very special event. On the 5th September, Victoria will be giving a talk about her Father’s fascinating life and career. The talk will then be followed by a pub quiz ‘The Horror Films of Vincent Price’ giving fans an opportunity to win themed goodies including items generously donated by Victoria. Tickets are now available for this special event on the 5th September.
Victoria Price is an acclaimed author, inspirational speaker, designer, artist & interfaith minister. Her talks on the life of her Father are popular among horror enthusiasts, and we are very proud to welcome her to Glasgow.
Her critically acclaimed biography of her father, Vincent Price: A Daughter’s Biography, was published in 1999 by St Martin’s Press. She has also written for the New York Times, A&E’s Biography, and many other national, regional, and local magazines.
Victoria’s popular blog, Daily Practice of Joy, chronicles the journey back to joy which began in 2011 — the year in which the world celebrated the 100th birthday of her father, Vincent Price, with ‘Vincentennial’ celebrations around the globe. She has taught at the University of New Mexico, New Mexico Highlands University, and the Philos School–an alternative arts-and-humanities school in Santa Fe that she helped to found.
Since his death in 1993, Vincent Price’s legacy as a Hollywood legend has only grown in stature. His lengthy and distinguished career included a number of iconic horror films which continue to be popular among horror fans across the world. He appeared on stage, television, and radio, and in more than 100 films. Price was an art historian and collector who did much to popularize the visual arts in the United States, as well as a gourmet chef and author of best-selling cookbooks. Widely revered for his elegance and erudition, this Renaissance man left his mark on many areas of American culture during the twentieth century.
He often worked with famed low-budget director Roger Corman, for whom he starred in a series of stylish gothic chillers loosely based on the stories of Edgar Allan Poe, including House of Usher (1960), The Pit and the Pendulum (1961), The Raven (1963), and The Masque of the Red Death (1964).
Vincent Price was also a loving father to his daughter Victoria, who was born shortly before he turned 51, at the height of his popularity. In the biography, she reveals a man complex, human, and humorous. We are very excited to host Victoria and give Glasgow horror fans the opportunity to take part in this special event.