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Watch: Roger Corman Talks Edgar Allen Poe on Trailers From Hell

Watch: Roger Corman Talks Edgar Allen Poe on Trailers From Hell

As the tortured 19th century nobleman terrified that his catalepsy will lead to being buried alive, the morose Milland combines with the grim storyline to position this as Corman’s most morbid Poe film, unleavened by any glimmer of humor (which Price might have suggested with a slightly raised eyebrow). With its stately photography by Floyd Crosby and a wickedly seductive turn from ravishing Hazel Court,  "Premature Burial" is nevertheless bleakly compelling… though you may want to revisit Price, Lorre and Karloff in "The Raven" as a quick pick-me-up after it’s over. 

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