A few films with this title now, which is the better you may ask, well it certainly isn't the one with John Cusack. An intriguing Corman take on the classic Poe poem, a horror comedy with his typical B-movie visuals and cheesy dialog. Of course this being a horror his style works...
Although Roger Corman narrowly managed to avoid self-mockery in his pulpy, flamboyant adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe tales, it appears that the director chose this opportunity to let loose with outrig... read more
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Flixster Reviews (256)
February 17, 2014
June 16, 2012
Corman left completely aside Poe's ghoulish tone to make this tongue-in-cheek "adaptation" of his most famous poem. For this reason, it is not efficient as a horror story but amusing as a light comedy, co-starring Price, Lorre and Karloff in hilarious performances.
April 27, 2012
A movie that features Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, and a young Jack Nicholson. Need I say more?
November 24, 2010
This movie is kind of silly, and the special effects are goofy looking, but it's nice to see these great horror actors goofing around in a movie. It's an enjoyable movie, and I like it.
March 12, 2010
Price, Lorre and Karloff, what a wonderful triad. Although it has little or almost nothing about Poe's story, Matheson's screenplay is conspicuos and charming. Pure camp fun.
January 14, 2010
Price. Lorre. Karloff.
April 15, 2009
Pulpy, flamboyant, outright parody, wonderfully entertaining, the culminating battle of wills escalates into an all-out magical war between the stars Boris Karloff and Vincent Price, with Peter Lorre and a young Jack Nicholson.
March 4, 2008
February 17, 2013
It's pretty much Edgar Allan Poe campy cheese fest but isn't it nice? Plus look at that cast! How can you not resist Corman's demento movie making?
September 18, 2012
Pretty goofy but you can't wrong with a movie starring Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, and Jack Nicholson.
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