26 November 2014

The Haunted Palace (1963)
86 min.
Directed by Roger Corman.
With Vincent Price, Debra Paget, Lon Chaney Jr., Leo Gordon, Frank Maxwell, Elisha Cook, John Dierkes, Milton Parsons.
Based on H. P. Lovecraft's The Case of Charles Dexter, this Corman-helmed Vincent vehicle is an efficient piece of classic horror storytelling.

A couple (Price, Paget) visit the coastal town of Arkham where Price is o'ertaken by the evil spirit of a deceased ancestral warlock!

As with nearly all of Corman's exemplary Poe adaptations, Palace exhibits surprisingly solid production standards, expert narrative and good performances.

Excellent fare for either a rainy Sunday afternoon or your own private Vincent Price retrospective!

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