Horror Movies For October #18

It would be impossible to have a decent list of horror films and exclude Roger Corman. Add to it Vincent Price, Peter Lorre and Boris Karloff in a Richard Matheson adaptation of an Edgar Allan Poe’s poem The Raven and you’ve got a 1963 horror classic by the same name. The Raven. Okay, adaptation may be too strong a word. Inspired maybe? But who cares, this is an incredibly fun romp about three fighting magicians who use real magic.

As an aside to my local New England friends, if you’re at Rock and Shock this weekend you can meet Jeffrey Combs who will be promoting his play “Nevermore” about Poe which is coming to the Somerville Theater on Halloween as part of the Edgar Allan Poe Bust Project produced by Izzy Lee and Bryan Moore.  And as a bonus Victoria and Jody Price will be on hand to discuss their namesake, Vincent. Swing by if you can!

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One Response to Horror Movies For October #18

  1. thelid53@comcast.net says:

    Peace Skip,

    Thank you.

    What a Treat!

    “The Raven” is one of my favorites from one of my favorites: Roger Corman , featuring three of my favorites: Boris Karloff , Peter Lorre and Vincent Price , breathing life into a script from one of my favorites: Richard Matheson , who adapted one of my favorites, ” The Raven ,” from the portfolio of one of my favorites, Edgar Allen Poe .

    What a bonanza!

    Coincidentally, it was 50 years ago this year that I became enamored of, among other things literary and otherwise, the work of Edgar Allen Poe when I read*:

    “The Gold Bug” “The Purloined Letter”

    Your list, already varsity, is now absolutely imperial!

    Cordially,

    Che!

    P.S.

    I’m tickled pink** with your inclusion of this bit of Corman magic.

    * Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus” made my list that year also

    ** As pink as I can get, anyway …

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