The Raven

The Raven
  • 1963
  • US
  • 1h 26min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Roger Corman
  • Written by: Richard Matheson
  • Cast: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Jack Nicholson

With throwaway disregard for Poe's poetic Lenore, Corman casts a comic spell about three ageing wizards. As Vincent Price and Peter Lorre vie for power (and camp credentials) against dastardly wizard Boris Karloff, a young 'n' dumb Jack Nicholson saves the day by grimacing away. This is Corman at his most satisfyingly irreverent and devastatingly hilarious. Did we mention the talking bird? 'Part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival'.

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EIFF 2009 - Roger Corman

11 Jun 2009

The Hollywood legend Roger Corman is guest of honour at the 63rd EIFF, which is this year hosting a very welcome retrospective dedicated to the man they rightly call the king of the Bs. Given the 83-year-old auteur has written, directed and/or produced…

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