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The Haunted Palace

  • Film

Time Out says

This supposed version of Poe's poem, beautifully scripted by Charles Beaumont with a good deal more than a dash of Lovecraft's The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, boasts a superb performance from Price as a New England warlock who is burned alive for his evil practices, though not before putting a curse on his tormentors. In due course he returns, taking over the body of his great-great-grandson to wreak a picturesque revenge, well-flavoured with ground fogs, creaking doors, cobwebs, electrical storms and mutant monsters. If there is a flaw, it is that Daniel Haller's art direction rings too few changes on the style he established in House of Usher; but Corman, with his prowling camera omnivorously probing the darker recesses of nightmare, paces his direction to perfection.
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Release Details

  • Duration:86 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Roger Corman
  • Screenwriter:Charles Beaumont
  • Cast:
    • Vincent Price
    • Debra Paget
    • Lon Chaney
    • Frank Maxwell
    • Leo Gordon
    • Elisha Cook
    • John Dierkes
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