Combs is to H.P. Lovecraft like Price was to Poe, starring in 5 H.P. Lovecraft films, most notably “Re-Animator” the film that launched Combs into Horror Fans hearts.
He seems to be the silent man in Horror, keeping a low profile, even in films, who can forget the role of “Dr. Richard Benjamin Vannacutt” from the remake of William Castle’s “House On Haunted Hill” Hardly saying a word but his performance was outstanding! Creepy yet subtle, what else do you expect from him!?
And lastly who can forget the remake of “The Wizard Of Gore” where he starred alongside none other than Brad Dourif & Crispin Glover. Simply known as “The Geek” was also outstanding and to see 3 great character actors who are loved by Horror fans all in one film.
Yes Combs is seriously overlooked by Hollywood, but I think that’s a good thing, it’s kept him grounded and it’s also kept him in the indie circuit. If you haven’t seen anything by Combs I highly recommend you do, as the man is a master of his art!