Tales of Terror (1962)

We're already four weeks into our Roger Corman Poe cycle and this week we'll take a look at Tales of Terror, starring Vincent Price, Peter Lorre and Basil Rathbone.  (You can find our earlier Roger Corman Poe articles here.) Tales of Terror is an anthology film featuring three short story segments connected by a … [Read more...]

The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)

The success of House of Usher surprised American International execs, so they wanted to strike while the iron was hot and get another Poe-related adaptation on the market, right away. Roger Corman wasted no time re-enlisting Vincent Price for The Pit and the Pendulum, with a script by Richard Matheson. But, could … [Read more...]

Fall of the House of Usher (1960)

Fall of the House of Usher (nitpick - the title sequence is actually simply "House of Usher", but every reference we've ever seen to the film, including the DVD box includes the "Fall of".) is a great movie, so let's just get that out of the way up front.  It's a fine balance of the creepy gothic sets that Hammer did … [Read more...]

Creepy Classics #2: Burn, Witch, Burn!

     Burn, Witch, Burn is a black and white British horror film from 1962. It was originally titled Night of the Eagle in the UK and Europe, and was changed to Burn, Witch, Burn for the US release. You might not realize it, but this movie is about witchcraft! I won’t lie. I have a thing for old movies about witchcraft. … [Read more...]

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