The Haunted Palace
A warlock's home is his castle...Forever!
A warlock burned at the stake comes back and takes over the body of his great grandson to take his revenge on the descendents of the villages that burned him.
The New England village of Arkham. Joseph Curwen (Vincent Price), a sinister warlock, captures young girls and subjects them to unnatural mating rituals with a mysterious creature in his cellar. The locals don't take kindly to such behaviour and Curwen ends up on the fiery end of a torch-wielding mob. A hundred years later Curwen's ancestor Charles Dexter Ward (Price again) arrives in town with his wife Ann (Debra Paget, Tales of Terror). The descendants of the mob suspect foul play, and sure enough that's what happens as soon as Curwen's spirit possesses the otherwise affable Ward. With the help of fellow warlocks Simon (Lon Chaney Jr.) and Jabez (Milton Parsons), Ward/Curwen resurrects his old mistress Hester Tillinghast (Cathie Merchant,…
Contrary to the title, this is actually an adaptation of Lovecraft's "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward," not the Poe poem cited at the end of the movie. It's a Roger Corman movie - whatcha gonna do?
Vincent Price is excellent as always, and Lon Chaney is a welcome presence as well. If you like Vincent Price and H.P. Lovecraft, The Haunted Palace is a good one to check out.
Vincent Price in a Roger Corman film of an Edgar Allan Poe story.
Price plays a dual role; a Warlock and his great grandson. The Warlock was burnt at the stake and 110 years later possesses his great grandson when he comes to inherit the Warlocks old castle/palace.
Not a lot happens but it's worth watching for Price's performance as he switches between the two characters, and of course to hear his amazing voice.
I miss Vincent Price
Vincent Price plays a man who is taken over (possessed?) by his great-grandfather, a man who cursed the village near to the palace that Price's character has inherited. The villagers are not pleased to meet him, to say the least. Vincent Price was good in his part, the other characters were very one-dimensional.