Vincent (1982 film)

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Vincent is a 1982 short film about a boy who dreams of being Vincent Price.

Directed and written by Tim Burton.


  • Vincent Malloy is seven years old,
    He's always polite and does what he's told.
    For a boy his age he's considerate and nice,
    But he wants to be just like Vincent Price.
    He doesn't mind living with his sister, dog and cats,
    Though he'd rather share a home with spiders and bats.
    There he could reflect on the horrors he's invented,
    And wander dark hallways alone and tormented.
  • His mother said, "You're not possessed, and you're not almost dead.
    These games that you play are all in your head.
    You're not Vincent Price, you're Vincent Malloy.
    You're not tormented, you're just a young boy.
    You're seven years old, and you're my son.
    I want you to get outside and have some real fun."
  • Every horror in his life that had crept through his dreams,
    Swept his mad laughter to terrified screams.
    To escape the madness he reached for the door,
    But fell limp and lifeless down on the floor.
    His voice was soft and very slow,
    As he quoted The Raven from Edgar Allan Poe,
    "And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor,
    Shall be lifted - Nevermore!"


  • The most gratifying thing that ever happened. It was immortality — better than a star on Hollywood Boulevard


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