THE TERROR

Back when Jack Nicholson was a Hollywood unknown appearing in Roger Corman quickies such as Crybaby Killer and Little Shop of Horrors, it wasn't unusual for Corman to make a movie in just a few days. That was the case with this nifty little thriller, which was filmed in just three days using the same sets that Corman had used in his Boris Karloff thriller The Raven, which Corman had finished ahead of schedule. In fact, the sets were being torn down almost as fast as Corman could film them, but that hasn't stopped this moody little gem from acquiring a modicum of cult status over the years. Karloff plays the alleged baron of an isolated castle on the Baltic coast, where a Napoleonic officer (played by Nicholson!) appears after becoming intrigued by the presence of a mysterious and beautiful woman. Karloff's baron has a dark history, of course, and creepy atmosphere makes up for the minimal plot, which makes The Terror a vintage treat for horror fans.

Boris Karloff  as  Baron Victor Frederick Von Leppe
Jack Nicholson  as  Lt. Andre Duvalier
Sandra Knight  as  Helene/Ghost of Ilsa the Baroness
Dick Miller  as  Stefan
Dorothy Neumann  as  Katrina the Witch
Jonathan Haze  as  Gustaf

DIRECTOR - Roger Corman
PRODUCERS - Roger Corman, Francis Ford Coppola
DIRECTORS (UNCREDITED) - Francis Ford Coppola, Monte Hellman, Jack Hill, Jack Nicholson
WRITERS - Leo Gordon, Jack Hill, Roger Corman
ORIGINAL MUSIC - Ronald Stein
CINEMATOGRAPHY - John M. Nickolaus Jr.
EDITOR - Stuart O'Brien
ART DIRECTION - Daniel Haller
Availability:  35mm; DVD
Date of Release:  1963
81 Minutes; Color; Mono; Flat
PLEASE NOTE: Our one-of-a-kind 35mm print is only available to change-over houses with the highest level of projection expertise.  No plattering permitted.

 

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