A Roger Corman classic horror-spoof, which saw the first teaming of Vincent Price, Peter Lorre and Boris Karloff on screen. Having recently left the Brotherhood of Sorcerors after the death of his wife, magician Erasmus Craven (Price) is visited by a talking raven that claims to be another magician, Bedlo (Lorre). The bird also claims to having been turned into a raven by Craven's arch-enemy Dr Scarabus (Karloff). Bedlo persuades Craven to reverse the spell and, after Craven hears that a woman who looks like his wife has been seen in Scarabus' company, he accompanies Craven to Scarabus' castle where a magical showdown ensues.
Release Date: 20 October 2003
Certificate: PG - Parental Guidance
Main Language: English
Another of the popular Poe adaptions starring Vincent Price
More tongue in cheek than the others. Don't compare with the book, just enjoy the hammy performance by Price ably assisted by Karloff. The duel between the two magicians at the end would seem to be old hat, except I can't remember seeing a film before 'Rings' and 'Potter' where this kind of battle takes place.