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Twice-Told Tales (1963)

Approved  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Romance  |  September 1963 (USA)
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3 horror stories based on the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne. In the 1st story titled "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment", Heidegger attempts to restore the youth of three elderly friends. In "... See full summary »

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Dr. Carl Heidigger
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Prof. Pietro Baglioni
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Ghost of Mathew Maulle
Gene Roth ...
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3 horror stories based on the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne. In the 1st story titled "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment", Heidegger attempts to restore the youth of three elderly friends. In "Rappaccini's Daughter", Vincent Price plays a demented father innoculating his daughter with poison so she may never leave her garden of poisonous plants. In the final story "The House of the Seven Gables", The Pyncheon family suffers from a hundred year old curse and while in the midst of arguing over inheritance, the Pyncheon brother kills his sister. Written by Dylan Conner, Donna Jolly

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Completed October 1962. See more »

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As Alex and Sylvia finish their conversation while Carl is upstairs getting her wedding gown, they are both standing, and Alex is holding Sylvia by her upper arms. When Carl comes down the stairs with the gown, Sylvia stands up from sitting in the chair (she was standing just a minute ago) and Alex is holding a drink that wasn't there before. See more »

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Beatrice Rappaccini: Your daughter is a fine specimen, too, isn't she father? A specimen of the most deadly thing that was ever given life.
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3 is the charm!
9 August 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

In "Twice-Told Tales", Vincent Price does what he does best: be mysterious. He appears in three macabre stories. In the first, he plays a man helping another man try to resurrect his dead fiancée. In the second, he plays a man who has a most unusual relationship with his plants. In the third...well, let's just say that there's a dark old house (you can figure it out from there).

I try to imagine being a horny teenager going to see these movies back when they were first released. This would have been the perfect movie to see while on a date with a girl. Thank God that even in the darkest days of "family fun", you could always count on Vincent Price!


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