The Raven

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

The humour of Richard Matheson's well- calculated send-up of Poe's gruesome The Black Cat - as the middle story in Corman 's Tales of Terror - went down so well that Matheson here used Poe's poem The Raven as the basis for a full-length parody. With Price, Karloff and Lorre superbly funny as rival magicians - and Jack Nicholson turning up to give the most atrocious performance of his career as the juvenile lead - The Raven is one of the few fantasy comedies that hangs together as happily as a fairytale, and it climaxes with a suitably splendid duel of marvels between Karloff and Price.


Release details

86 mins

Cast and crew

Roger Corman
Richard Matheson
Vincent Price
Boris Karloff
Peter Lorre
Hazel Court
Olive Sturgess
Jack Nicholson
Connie Wallace