The Haunted Palace

Film, Horror

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.


Release details

86 mins

Cast and crew

Roger Corman
Charles Beaumont
Vincent Price
Debra Paget
Lon Chaney
Frank Maxwell
Leo Gordon
Elisha Cook
John Dierkes