Monday, October 19, 2009

The Raven

And I thought those last two were loose adaptations of Poe: The Raven stars Bela Lugosi as a mad surgeon with a Poe obsession who has a torture chamber in his basement. The characters do go see some sort of interpretive dance version of The Raven at some point, but otherwise there is no real connection.

The Raven fares the same as the other two Lugosi/Poe movies I watched: okay without being particularly good. This one stands out as the weirdest, with some memorable sequences involving Lugosi's torture devices, but otherwise you have plenty of better things to do with your time, and plenty of better movies from this era to watch, than to bother with this one.

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