The Haunted Palace ★★★★

Roger Corman is vastly overlooked for his directing capabilities, there’s a lot of talent here (and in the entire Poe cycle... but also beyond that as well). There’s a bounty of beautiful shots in this picture, with great performances, sets that drive me crazy because I wish I lived in them, a breathtaking score, Vincent Price doing exactly what he does better than just about anyone (he’s so Evil in this movie), and the perfect shady small-town foggy New England atmosphere.

If you ask me, The Haunted Palace is essential Corman (and Price), Marketed as Poe... but honestly this is Lovecraft... and definitely my kind of ‘what lurks beneath’ jam. I love this movie!

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