British person abroad. I have ridden the mighty moon worm!
The most okay of the Corman Poe adaptations I’ve seen so far. As with the others the presentation is great and it has a real atmosphere of dread, the story is just too thin to really sustain a full feature. And it’s not like Corman couldn’t make something interesting out a thin story - The Pit and the Pendulum is a very slender tale but they really figured out how to build out a compelling back story and bigger context. Here, that kind of bracing to shore up the foundation just isn’t present, so it falls a little flat.