The Master of Horror tells a tail Happy Creepmas.
The Christmas Carol
1949 | B&W | 25 Minutes | 1:33:1 | G | Holiday | Mono | Teletec
Director: Arthur Pierson
Writers: Charles Dickens
On the Last day of Creepmas The Master of Horror gave to me the best Christmas Ghost story. Vincent Price hosts this short TV adaptation of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" Staring Taylor Holmes as Ebeneezer Scrooge. Patrick White as Bob Cratchit and Earl Lee as the Ghost of Jacob Marley.
This is believed to be Price's first TV appearance. I was lucky enough to spot this little gem for a dollar on black Friday at Target. Could not wait to give this disc a spin. I was pleasantly surprised with this short film. It was a simple and to the point a cliff note version if you will. Very well paced and acted. Price as always was very fantastic. He played the role straight with a smile yet creepy in the way he narrated this beloved ghost story.
Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it. And Scrooge’s name was good upon ‘Change, for anything he chose to put his hand to. Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail.
Make sure to stop back on Christmas for one more Creepmas surprise. Also visit all the other creepers this Creepmas season. I give A Christmas Carol
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