This recent post from Joe George over at Tor.com makes a very good case that actor Vincent Price was at his best when portraying evil genius types.
In a career that stretched from 1938 to 1995, Vincent Price captivated audiences with a debonair manner that brought smooth sophistication to his evil ways. Although he certainly played heroic, and even romantic roles at times, Price excelled as an evil genius. His elegant presence and rich voice brought a new and impressive level of menace to the devilish tortures his characters devised.
If we look at Price’s six best villain performances, we can find plenty of moments that surely set the standard for modern horror movie geniuses of every stripe…
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