The Premature Burial (1962), starring Ray Milland, Hazel Court, directed by Roger Corman
In The Premature Burial, an artist grows distant from his newlywed wife. His father was a cataleptic, who was mistakenly buried alive. And so he’s terrified of the same. And step by step he grows more distant from his wife, more obsessed …
The Raven movie 1963 photos – a photo gallery of the classic film, with Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, and Peter Lorre at their very best – with fine performances by Hazel Court and Jack Nicholson as well. It’s equal parts comedy and horror, and is a favorite around Halloween time.
In The Curse of Frankenstein, Baron Victor von Frankenstein is facing execution for the murders that he has committed. He tells the story of how he came to this point, telling his story in flashback. The story of how he learned to reanimate the dead. In an act of hubris, he decides to go beyond that He constructs a composite man from a variety of parts looted from corpses. Along the way, his amoral decisions cause death and misery. He has alienated his best friend and fiance … Who come by to say farewell.
The Raven (1963) starring Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Jack Nicholson, Hazel Court
In short, The Raven is one of the funniest movies that I’ve ever seen, in any genre. It has some truly scary moments as well, and gives some of the best horror actors of all time — Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, and Peter Lorre — room to work, and they do so wonderfully.
The movie is ever-so-loosely based on Edgar Allen Poe’s classic poem, The Raven. And, in fact, Vincent Price plays the part of Dr. Erasmus Craven, the previously-unnamed narrator of the poem, who is mourning for his lost wife, Lanore (played by the beautiful and talented Hazel Court) — although his daughter Estelle (played by Olive Sturgess) tries to comfort him, he turns inward, and away from the world, a virtual recluse — until he gets a visit from the titular raven. A talking raven …
Dr. Blood’s Coffin (1961) starring Kieron Moore, Hazel Court
Synopsis of Dr. Blood’s Coffin
In Dr. Blood’s Coffin, young Dr. Blood returns home from medical school to live with his father, the village doctor of a small Cornish village with several abandoned tin mines. Villagers have been disappearing and being murdered, while young Dr. Blood begins courting his father’s nurse, Linda Parker, a lovely widow. But the young doctor is starting to show a macabre side as the body count continues to rise …