The Raven (1963)

The Raven (1963)

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff

Man, just look at that lineup. Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, AND Boris Karloff, all in an adaptation of an Edgar Allen Poe poem? Damn, that’s good planning. It’s especially apt since this is a goofy comedy about wizards. Wait, what?

Boris Karloff has turned Peter Lorre into a raven because… he’s a jerk. Both of them are, really. And also I think Lorre was drunk at the time. Anyway, he goes to Vincent Price to cure him, and eventually avenge his… wizard… honor. Or something.

I actually love this movie. It’s so fucking stupid and goofy and Vincent Price is just so good in comedic roles. I’m sure it’s not everybody’s cup of tea, but it’s just the perfect mixture of these great actors dressing like goddamn Halloween wizards and throwing cartoons at each other and occasional passages from The Raven interspersed in between… It’s just the best. You should watch it.

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