Friday Night at the Drive-In: Vincent Price’s Edgar Allen Poe Film Festival

 

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From 1960 to 1970, Vincent Price starred in a series of low-budget horror movies celebrating the work of Edgar Allen Poe.  (Most were directed by Roger Corman.) These films did not always follow Poe’s plots, but all were inspired by his work and most included at least excerpts of Poe’s writings.

 

The Fall of the House of Usher (1960)

 

 

The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)

 

 

Tales of Terror* (1962)

 

 

The Raven (1963)

 

 

The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)

 

 

The Mask of the Red Death (1964)

 

 

The Conqueror Worm (1968)

 

 

The Oblong Box (1969)

 

 

An Evening of Edgar Allen Poe (1970)

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This made-for-TV film features Vincent Price reading several of Poe’s works including The Tell-Tale Heart , The Cask of Amontillado, The Pit and the Pendulum and this creepy delight:

 

*My personal favorite!

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