A magician who has been turned into a raven turns to a former sorcerer for help.

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Lenore Craven
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Estelle Craven
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Rexford Bedlo
Connie Wallace ...
Maid
William Baskin ...
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Gort
John Dierkes ...
Corpse of Roderick Craven (uncredited)
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In this tongue-in-cheek movie inspired by Poe's poem, Dr. Craven is the son of a great sorcerer (now dead) who was once himself quite skilled at that profession, but has since abandoned it. One evening, a cowardly fool of a magician named Bedlo comes to Craven for help - the evil Scarabus has turned him into a raven and he needs someone to change him back. He also tells the reluctant wizard that Craven's long-lost wife Lenore, whom he loved greatly and thought dead, is living with the despised Scarabus. Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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25 January 1963 (USA)  »

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Boris Karloff later said he was annoyed at having to wear the heavy cape. See more »

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The amount of milk in Dr. Craven's glass increases from one shot to another. See more »

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[Craven and Bedloe enter the family crypt. It is full of dust and spider webs]
Dr. Bedloe: Hard place to keep clean, huh?
Dr. Craven: Yes, I very seldom get down here.
[Craven begins to unseal the coffin of his father as Bedloe brushes dust from the coffin lid]
Dr. Craven: Thank you.
[Craven opens the coffin lid, he loses his grip and it falls, smashing Bedloe's wing]
Dr. Bedloe: Owwww!
Dr. Craven: I'm sorry.
[Craven opens the coffin lid and looks at his father's corpse]
Dr. Craven: . Forgive me, Papa.
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A delight
1 August 1998 | by (Eatontown, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

Several masters of horror and mystery gather here to have fun with Poe and the horror genre in general. The duel of the magicians is a hoot, and Peter Lorre in a bird suit is delightful. One of the best horror spoofs ever made.


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