Monday, October 31, 2011

Tales of Terror (1962)

The second film in this year's Vincent Price marathon is a collection of three stories based on the work of Edgar Allan Poe. Tales of Terror teams up the original king of b-movie horror Vincent Price, with a few of my favorites from the genre: Peter Lorre, Basil Rathbone, and director Roger Corman. In my eyes, there was really no way I could go wrong with this choice.

This one was even a little better than I was expecting. While it's not as great as other Price classics such as the The Fly, House on Haunted Hill or The Last Man on Earth, it is definitely the most enjoyable of the Edgar Allan Poe based movies he is so well known for. While Price was wonderful as always, Basil Rathbone and particularly Peter Lorre in the second story really stood out. If you like Vincent Price and his brand of horror this is definitely one you need to check out.

According to Netflix this movie will stop streaming on 5/1/13. Of course, sometimes they lie.

The Standard 5:

Why is it in your queue? You really can't go wrong with Peter Lorre and Vincent Price on the screen together, they're an incredible duo.

Is it artsy? No, it's Vincent Price and company in all of their b-movie glory.

What stood out the most to you? Peter Lorre really stole the show in the second story.

What mood should I be in to watch this movie? Ready to watch some well done classic Edgar Allan Poe inspired tales..

What rating did you give it on Netflix? 4 Stars. 

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