As a critic, there’s no greater nightmare than what happens to the critics in Theater of Blood. Vincent Price stars as Edward Lionheart, a classically trained Shakespearian actor who is thought to have committed suicide after losing out on a prestigious award. It is soon revealed that he survived his leap and is seeking bloody vengeance upon the critics who failed to recognize his brilliance. Each of Lionheart’s grisly murders are inspired by deaths from the works of the great bard. Highbrow and lowbrow collide in the great, gory Theater of Blood.