Day 12 has turned into a day for Poe, what with last year and Uncle Bill reading “The Masque of the Red Death” and then The Pit and the Pendulum before that. And since we’re already in the neighborhood, it makes sense to go back to the beginning of the trifecta of terror that is Roger Corman, Poe and Vincent Price. And Richard Matheson is here as well, adapting the story for the screen…with some liberties. Like most Corman/Poe “collaborations,” the purists will gnaw off their own faces in despair. But if you just enjoy the madness and go with it, all is well.
I mean, come on, they refer to Price as “The Screen’s Foremost Delineator of the Draculean.” How can you not love that? Check it out: