"Beware the Ides of March"

Films: Theatre of Blood (1973)

Alias: None

Type: Natural

Location: Civilized area

Height/Weight: That of an average human.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: The show must go on, they say. Even if your career is in the doldrums, the show must go on. Just make sure said show turns into a snuff theatre.

History: Talented but vain Shakespearian actor, Edward Lionheart. He's dead now. Oh wait, no he isn't. Thanks to some vagabonds, he got fished out of the River Thames after a suicide attempt. Now he has a new goal: killing all of the critics who denied him an award for his acting prowess. The theme of his murder spree was, or course, Shakespearian deaths.

Notable Kills: None are the same, with one getting slaughtered by homeless folk, and a man choking on the meat of his own dogs.

Final Fate: Lionheart attempts to kill the last critic in a fashion similar to the eye impalement in "King Lear", but the authorities bust in, his daughter is brained by the award he wanted, and the theatre burns down with him. He goes down, what else, quoting Shakespeare, specifically a monologue from King Lear.

Powers/Abilities: None

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 3.5-If there's one killer we admire, it's on who does it in style. He also seems to have a healthy relationship with poor people, so that's not so bad. With all of that said, he probably should have got therapy for that ego of his.

Trivia: -Ironically, this film got a stage adaptation of its own. It made several changes, but the tone and feel of it all were still there.

-This film was how Vincent Price (Lionheart's actor) met his wife, Coral Browne.

Image Gallery

And trust me. The first cut he gives you is always the deepest.

A bit much for a decoration, eh?

Behold, a comedy of errors and terrors.

Just one of the many ways he can make you perish.
Somehow, this is more bearable than the actual Oscars.

One in the same.

Good day, indeed.