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Nine have killed you, nine shall die.
~ Dr. Phibes to a picture of his wife.

Dr. Anton Phibes is the main antagonist in The Abominable Dr. Phibes and Dr. Phibes Rises Again.

He was portrayed by the late Vincent Price, who also played Professor Henry Jarrod in House of WaxZigzag in The Thief and the Cobbler, Egghead in the 1960s Batman TV series, Prince Prospero in The Masque of the Red Death, and Professor Ratigan in Disney's The Great Mouse Detective.


The Abominable Dr. Phibes

He was a doctor of music and theology and one of the greatest organists. One day, while rushing for his beautiful, but dreadfully ill wife, Victoria, he was horribly disfigured by a car crash. The accident also affected his voice, so he can barely talk, forcing him to use a phonograph as his voice by plugging a cord from the phonograph to his neck. To make things worse, his wife died on a operating table. And with that Phibes blamed to doctors and kill them by using the terrible things used as plagues Moses warned Ramses and God sent on Egypt for not letting the Israelites free.

Dr. Phibes Rises Again!

Dr. Phibes comes back to life. This time he searches for the river of life so he and his wife.


  1. (Boils) Bees: Professor Thornton
  2. (Gnats) Bats: Dr. Dunwoody
  3. (Frogs) Mechanical Frog Mask: Dr. Hargreaves
  4. (Blood) Draining Blood: Dr. Longstreet
  5. (Hail) Snow Machine: Dr. Hedgepath
  6. (Flies) Rats: Dr. Kitaj
  7. (Livestock) Brass Unicorn Head: Dr. Whitcombe
  8. Locusts: Nurse Allan
  9. Death of the First Born Male Child: Dr. Versalius
  10. Darkness: Dr. Phibes



  • Many horror movie fans believe that Phibes was inspired by the Phantom of the Opera, for they do have simaliaties on villainy, they're tragic, disfigured seekers of revenge.
  • His theme song is "War March of the Priests" by Mendelssohn.
  • His victory music after killing most of the doctors and finding the river of life is "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" from the 1939 musical film The Wizard of Oz.
  • Dr. Phibes marks Vincent Price's 100th film performance.
  • Dr. Phibes has some similarities to Professor Henry Jarrod. They're both disfigured seekers of revenge both played by Vincent Price.
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