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The Terror (1963)

TV-PG | | Horror, Thriller | 1964 (UK)
A young officer in Napoleon's Army pursues a mysterious woman to the castle of an elderly Baron.

Directors:

Roger Corman, Francis Ford Coppola (uncredited) | 5 more credits »

Writers:

Leo Gordon (screenplay), Jack Hill (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Boris Karloff ... Baron Victor Frederick Von Leppe / Eric
Jack Nicholson ... Lt. Andre Duvalier
Sandra Knight ... Helene / Ghost of Ilsa The Baroness Von Leppe
Dick Miller ... Stefan (as Richard Miller)
Dorothy Neumann ... Katrina, Witch / Eric's Mother
Jonathan Haze ... Gustaf
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Storyline

France, 18th century. Lieutenant Andre Duvalier (Jack Nicholson) has been accidentally separated from his regiment. He is wandering near the coast when he sees a young woman (Sandra Knight) and asks her for directions to Coldon, where he hopes to rejoin his regiment. But the woman doesn't answer, doesn't even greet him and walks away. Eventually she takes him towards the sea, where she disappears in rough water. Andre loses consciousness while trying to follow her, and is attacked by a bird and awakes in a house where an old woman (Dorothy Neumann) claims never to have seen the woman. After he leaves, he sees the woman again, and while trying to follow her, is saved by a man from certain death. Andre learns that in order to help the girl, he must go to castle of Baron Von Leppe (Boris Karloff), and when he arrives, Andre sees the woman looking out of a window. However, Baron Von Leppe is old and seems reluctant to let Andre in. He claims there's no woman in the castle, but shows Andre... Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl) and subs111

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Dracula... Frankenstein... Raptor... And Now... ...The Terror. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1964 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Roger Corman's The Terror See more »

Filming Locations:

Big Sur, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (1990) (extended)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Dennis Jakob doubled for Boris Karloff during the climactic castle flood. See more »

Goofs

Near the end the Baron opens the dungeon entrance using a chain pulley. He enters and the entrance closes behind him. Yet when Duvalier does the same thing a few moments later, the entrance remains open and then closes when he exits. See more »

Quotes

Helene: The crypt! It must be destroyed, and with it the dead.
Andre: Don't speak of the dead anymore. You're with me now.
Helene: I am possessed of the dead.
Andre: You're a warm living woman. Who has told you these things?
Helene: The dead.
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Alternate Versions

The original UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC to remove closeup shots of a bleeding face after the bird attack and a shot of a woman's rotting face during the climax. All later releases are uncut. See more »

Connections

Featured in Fright Night Theater: The Terror (2011) See more »

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Great for insomniacs
12 April 2002 | by sheeshlordSee all my reviews

I bought the DVD for the Little Shop of Horrors and was pleasently surprised to find it was a double feature with The Terror. I watched it with no expectations and ended up enjoying the movie. If this were a modern day movie, all involved would be laughed out of the box office. Their attempt to throw in a few catsup filled gore scenes and several lame twists at the end made it comical enough to sit through. And how about that young and dapper Jack Nicholson?! This is one to watch in the middle of the night when you can't sleep, and it's worth watching at least once. I had to know how it would end.


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