Honoring a Master of Horror

Vincent Price will be inducted into the California Independent Film Festival's Classic Film Hall of Fame and Museum at the New Rheem Theatre on Saturday, March 7. The all-day festival includes four of the horror actor's classic films, a lecture on Price and his legacy, and the induction ceremony itself.

Victoria Price, Vincent's daughter, was originally scheduled to talk about her famous father, but had to cancel her appearance on short notice for personal reasons. Giving the keynote lecture instead will be CAIFF President Derek Zemrak and CAIFF co-founder Leonard Pirkle.

Famous for remaining relevant during a 65-year career that began on Broadway with Helen Hayes and included film noir classics like "Laura," beguiling television appearances ("Batman" and "The Brady Bunch"), classic horror films like "House of Wax" and concluding with his final role, as an inventor in Tom Burton's "Edward Scissorhands" in 1990, Price was a connoisseur of fine wine and dining.

"He was a renowned cook and traveled all over the world consulting with restaurants. Not many people know that," Zemrak said.