kyle poling’s review published on Letterboxd:
5 WORD REVIEW: GROOVY DR. PHIBES HATES SURGEONS.
The grooviest of all the slashers, and I believe that this should be mentioned very highly in the history of the slasher film genre as it follows the formula that it helped create.
Dr. Phibes it what you get when the horror genre, the boroque, the proto slasher film, Vincent Prices' bravado and a gaggle of drunk british actors all get into a van after a night of drinking and let the fuzzy 70's drive. Only to get hit headlong by a garbage truck and are sent careening into a zoo. In other words I LOVED IT!
Dario Argento and the Saw franchise owe very large paycheck to Dr. Phibes