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Tales of Terror (1962) was a Comedy - Horror Film directed by Roger Corman and produced by Roger Corman, Samuel Z. Arkoff and James H. Nicholson.

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Tales of Terror (1962)

By Beatrice on Aug 22, 2017 From Flickers in Time

Tales of Terror Directed by Roger Corman Written by Richard Matheson from Stories by Edgar Allen Poe 1962/USA Alta Vista Productions First viewing/Amazon Instant The combination of Edgar Allen Poe, Roger Corman and Vincent Price nearly always ensures something enjoyable. ?Toss in Peter Lorre an... Read full article


TALES OF TERROR On Blu-ray

By Dan Day Jr. on Apr 26, 2015 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

Over the past couple years, Shout Factory has come out with two different Vincent Price Blu-ray sets. Every Roger Corman-directed Edgar Allan Poe movie starring Price has been included in them....except TALES OF TERROR. Now TALES OF TERROR has been released on Blu-ray by Kino Lorber, and that compa... Read full article


TALES OF TERROR On Blu-ray

By Dan Day Jr. on Apr 26, 2015 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

Over the past couple years, Shout Factory has come out with two different Vincent Price Blu-ray sets. Every Roger Corman-directed Edgar Allan Poe movie starring Price has been included in them....except TALES OF TERROR. Now TALES OF TERROR has been released on Blu-ray by Kino Lorber, and that compa... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: TALES OF TERROR (1962)

By Jennifer Garlen on Nov 8, 2014 From Virtual Virago

Most of Roger Corman's Poe movies stretch the author's short stories into feature length plots, but in Tales of Terror (1962) the director opts for an anthology approach, presenting a handful of tales in three distinct segments. Vincent Price, naturally, stars in all three, but his costars change wi... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: TALES OF TERROR (1962)

By Jennifer Garlen on Nov 8, 2014 From Virtual Virago

Most of Roger Corman's Poe movies stretch the author's short stories into feature length plots, but in Tales of Terror (1962) the director opts for an anthology approach, presenting a handful of tales in three distinct segments. Vincent Price, naturally, stars in all three, but his costars change wi... Read full article


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Quotes from

Montresor Herringbone: Why don't you watch where I'm going, huh?


[last lines]
Helene Valdemar: Elliot! Elliot... Ugh!


Montresor Herringbone: Pardon me, ladies, but could you spare a coin for a moral cripple?


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A mixture of glue, glycerin, corn starch and make-up paint was heated and then poured over Vincent Price's head to give the impression of his face melting away. The substance was so hot, that Price could only stand it for a few seconds.
Filmed November-December 1961.
The "Black Cat" segment was recycled for The Comedy of Terrors (even the presence of a meddlesome cat). Many of the same actors appear in both films, only here Peter Lorre plays the drunk married to devoted Joyce Jameson, with Vincent Price introduced as the third member of the triangle; in "Comedy of Terrors" Price and Lorre exchange roles, and Jameson essentially repeats her performance. Not only that, but Price's line "What place is this?" from the "M. Valdemar" segment of "Tales of Terror" is recycled as a running gag for Basil Rathbone in "Comedy of Terrors".
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