Skip to content

Horror Ink Sketches – Vincent Price the “Master of Menace”

Horror Ink Sketches by Miguel Guerra - Vincent Price

Horror Ink Sketches

As part of our horror countdown we’re posting one new ink sketch every day until…well, until Miguel stops drawing more. Miguel was caught up in a creative frenzy and drew a ton of Horror illustrations. Who can blame him? Every time I arrived home, there were more black and white sketches all over the place. So, we’re posting all of his horror sketches! 

★ To see all of the Horror Ink Sketches, click here.

Vincent Price the “Master of Menace”

“American actor Vincent Price starred as the villain in the 1953 film House of Wax, which revitalized the horror genre, and was one of the first films shot in 3D…

Despite his lasting association with the world of horror, Price started out as a dramatic actor. His tall, lanky frame and distinctive voice lent themselves nicely to character parts..

Price delved into disturbing territory with the 3D hit House of Wax (1953). In the film, he plays a deranged and disfigured artist, who makes wax sculptures using real people. Price also did well with The Fly (1958), a classic science-fiction horror flim about a scientist who has a tragic mishap with a device that he created, as it turns him into a flying insect. In the 1960s, Price appeared in a number of Roger Corman’s low-budget scare-fests. Price also starred in several film adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe stories, including The Masque of the Red Death (1964)…

One of his most favorite later roles, Price plays an actor who gets his revenge on his critics in Theater of Blood (1973). He voiced the villainous Ratigan in the animated tale The Great Mouse Detective (1986). The following year, Price took a dramatic turn with The Whales of August, playing a Russian paramour to two sisters (Bette Davis and Lillian Gish)…

One of Price’s final roles was in Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands (1990). In the film, he plays a gentle version of Dr. Frankenstein, who creates a teenage boy (Johnny Depp). Price’s character dies before he finishes his work, leaving the boy with metal scissors for hands.”  [click here to read more]

Vincent Price by Miguel Guerra

Miguel completed a young version of Mr. Price and an older illustration. Scroll down to see both…

Horror Ink Sketches by Miguel Guerra - Vincent Price

Horror Ink Sketches by Miguel Guerra - Vincent Price

Related Links:

★ Horror Ink Sketch series by Miguel Guerra

★ Vincent Price Biography

★ Vincent Price interview