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
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Vincent Price later recalled about the final duel: "Boris hated being strung up in the air on those chairs. He was terribly crippled, and we were both floating in the air on these wires. It wasn't a pleasant feeling, and I hated having that snake wrapped around my neck for two hours. I hate snakes." See more »
When Jack Nicholson's character climbs out of the window to go to Dr. Craven's room, he goes around a corner then a part of the ledge breaks away. Estelle screams as he's stumbling even though she cannot see around the corner. See more »
[Estelle enter her room. Rexford is hiding behind the door and covers her mouth to prevent her from screaming]
[Estell struggles with a muffled scream]
I was afraid you would scream.
[he uncovers her mouth and releases his grip on her]
Is anything wrong?
Don't be alarmed but I'm afraid Dr. Scarabus killed my father.
Yes, during the dueling I observed Dr. Scarabus making furtive gestures with his fingers. Now we must speak to your father.
But I already have. He trusts Dr. Scarabus.
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One version has the climactic wizard duel without the rotoscoped bolts of magic. See more »