Corman Meets Poe

It feels like a country age since I last put up a post of substance. Please accept my apologies for the slackness on the blog front as I’m writing my dissertation and the treatment / script for the next flick which will be shooting sometime around March / April. We’re currently in the process of cleaning up The Three Tenners for entry into next years Edinburgh International Film Festival so everything that can be crossed, is crossed for that.

The dissertation is on the subject of adaptation which has meant watching tons of interesting flicks. I’m on a little strand of the Roger Corman / Edgar Allan Poe adaptations so it’s maybe right I should bring some of this stuff to your attention, should you have seen them or not. There’s 8 of them in total which Corman made between 1960 and 1964….. That’s almost 2 flicks a year, and he was making films in between! 5 day features man, bring em’ back. Well I suppose Shane Meadows already has with Le Donk.

Anyway, here they are in chronological order….. Seek them out!

House of Usher (1960)

Pit and the Pendulum (1961)

The Premature Burial (1962)

Tales of Terror (1962)

The Raven (1963)

The Haunted Palace (1963)

The Masque of the Red Death (1964)

The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)


2 responses to “Corman Meets Poe

  1. You made my day when I saw all these old films adapted from Poe’s work. Hail to the Poe! Also, that dissertation sounds really interesting. Just don’t lose your interest or love of the topic like some one I know who can’t read a sci-fi work anymore due to writing a dissertation on the subject.

  2. Hail to Poe indeed!

    Have you seen the films? They bear little or no resemblance to the original works but are well worth a watch. I received The Tomb Of Ligeia through the post the other day and that completes the set. They’re well worth talking about individually actually.

    The dissertation has done nothing but make me more interested and eager to research the subject. Your friend wants to exorcise the sci-fi demons there…..

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