Victoria Price is coming to Birmingham’s Cine Excess cult film event that runs 8th – 10th November. Daughter of the legendary screen actor Vincent Price, she is set to celebrate both her father’s work in film as well as his culinary skills. A short season of Vincent’s films will be screened alongside a cookery demonstration based on some of the favourite recipes from his legendary book ‘A Treasury of Great Recipes’. She is also set to be presented with the Cine Excess Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of her father.
Xavier Mendik , founder and organiser of Cine Excess says, “We are really excited mount this special celebration of Vincent Price’s career as part of our 12th annual event. Having previously hosted director Roger Corman who collaborated with Vincent Price on so many classic horror movies from the 1960s, it seemed entirely appropriate to dedicate this year’s event to such an iconic actor on the 40th anniversary of his chilling performance in Witchfinder General.”
In a career spanning 55 years, Anglophile Vincent Price starred in many notable horror films, especially in Roger Corman’s Edgar Allen Poe adaptations, which has become cult classics. Films such as The Fall of the House of Usher (1960), The Masque of the Red Death (1964), alongside Witchfinder General (1968), The Abominable Dr Phibes (1971) and Theatre of Blood (1973). His last film Edwards Scissorhands (1990) introduced him to whole new generation of filmmgoers.
Victoria has continued to honour his memory though the Vincent Price Legacy, supported by film enthusiast and creator of the Vincent Price Festival and Legacy UK , Peter Fuller. She is to be presented with Cine Excess Lifetime Award at the event on Friday 9th November.
Alongside Victoria Price, this year’s festival also hosts a visit by the British horror director Pete Walter, who worked with the actor on House of The Long Shadows (1983). Pete Walker will be presented with this year’s second Cine Excess Lifetime Achievement Award for his lifelong career in film, including Die Screaming Marianne (1971), Frightmare (1974) and the notorious House of Whipchord (1974). Pete Walker is also scheduled to appear at the event on Friday 9th November.
The theme of this year’s Cine Excess XII is ‘I Know What You Starred in Last Summer: Global Perspectives on Cult Performance’, with international academics presenting a wide range of related discussions alongside a specially curated selection of public film screenings and talks.
A full list of screening and events will be announced towards the end of October.