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Status: Released

Runtime: 89

Budget: -

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Language: en

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  • Historias de terror
  • L'Empire de la terreur
  • Der grauenvolle Mr. X
  • Schwarze Geschichten
  • Destinos fatales
  • I racconti del terrore
Content Score: 100

6.2/10 (10 votes)


Three stories adapted from the work of Edgar Allen Poe: 1) A man and his daughter are reunited, but the blame for the death of his wife hangs over them, unresolved. 2) A derelict challenges the local wine-tasting champion to a competition, but finds the man's attention to his wife worthy of more dramatic action. 3) A man dying and in great pain agrees to be hypnotized at the moment of death, with unexpected consequences.


A Trilogy of Shock and Horror!


Director: Roger Corman
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Vincent Price

Vincent Price
as Locke / Fortunato / V…

Peter Lorre

Peter Lorre
as Montresor

Basil Rathbone

Basil Rathbone
as Carmichael

Debra Paget

Debra Paget
as Helene

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A review by John Chard

Corman, Poe & Price.

The fourth venture into Poe adaptations for Roger Corman and Vincent Price sees them taking on the portmanteau format with a trilogy of creepers.

First off is Morella, which finds Price as a typecast loner living in a big old mansion with the dead corpse of his wife! Enter his daughter, who at birth was the reason for Morella’s death and thus Price originally holds a grudge, but of course there is a twist in the tale.

Secondly is The Black Cat, with Peter Lorre joining Price in the best of the three tales. Price is a wine tasting dandy, Lorre a complete drunk and... read the rest.