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The Spectre of Edgar Allan Poe (1974)

PG  |   |  Drama, Horror  |  May 1974 (USA)
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Poe's fiance, Lenore, falls into a coma and is taken for dead. She is rescued at the last possible moment from being buried alive, but the experience has driven her insane. On the advice of... See full summary »

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Edgar Allan Poe (as Robert Walker)
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Tom Drake ...
Dr. Adam Forrest
Carol Ohmart ...
Lisa Grimaldi
Mary Grover ...
Mario Milano ...
Joseph
Karen Kadler ...
The Night Nurse (as Karen Hartford)
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Farron
Paul Bryar ...
Thomas W. White
Frank Packard ...
Jonah
Marcia Mae Jones ...
Sarah
Robert Pearson ...
Mourner #1
Jean Estes ...
Mourner #2
Dawn Krespi ...
Mourner #3
Tanya Mamalis ...
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Poe's fiance, Lenore, falls into a coma and is taken for dead. She is rescued at the last possible moment from being buried alive, but the experience has driven her insane. On the advice of his friend, Dr. Forrest, Poe commits Lenore to the asylum run by Dr. Grimaldi. On a visit to the asylum, Poe and Forrest sense that something strange is going on, and decide to sneak back in after dark and investigate. Written by James Barrett <jbarrett@astro.sunysb.edu>

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Words and Music by Allen D. Allen
Sung by Tom Bähler (as Tom Bahlor)
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Poe and snakes.
18 October 2010 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Edgar Allan Poe's lover Leonore is struck with malady and buried alive.She goes into shock and is take by Edgar to an asylum for recovery.Unfortunately the asylum is an dangerous place owned by the doctor,who performs ghastly snake venom experiments on his patients."The Spectre of Edgar Allan Poe" by Mohy Quandour features famous Gothic horror writer as the main character.The film is obviously low-budget and it doesn't really work as a period piece.The sets look cheap and the acting is mostly amateurish.There are some eerie scenes,but the pace is sluggish and the cinematography is murky.It seems that Poe's macabre visions were inspired by the questionable events depicted in this film.6 premature burials out of 10.


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