Your favorite Roger Corman/Edgar Allan Poe movie

Discussion in 'Reader Polls' started by R. I. P., Jun 16, 2003.

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Your fave Corman/Poe movie

  1. The Fall Of The House Of Usher (1960)

    3 vote(s)
    25.0%
  2. The Pit And The Pendulum (1961)

    3 vote(s)
    25.0%
  3. Masque Of The Red Death (1964)

    5 vote(s)
    41.7%
  4. Tales Of Terror (1962)

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
  5. Tomb Of Ligeia (1965)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Premature Burial (1962)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Haunted Palace (1963)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. The Raven (1963)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. R. I. P.

    R. I. P. New Member

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    I'm probably taking a chance with this poll simply because many of our younger posters may not be familiar with these classic films. However, I've noticed these films have been mentioned enough here and interest should be sufficient. I strongly recommend these to all of you who haven't had the chance to view them as yet. If you cherish the Hammer films as much as I then you will definitely go for these as well. ;)

    Without further adieu, which of these is your favorite Roger Corman/Edgar Allan Poe movie and why? Thankyou for your input. :)

    R. I. P. :glasses:
     
  2. hell ya!

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    I have only seen The Fall Of The House Of Usher, The Pit And The Pendulum and Tales Of Terror and outo fthoes 3 my fave would be Pit.
     
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    Masque. Definitely Masque.
     
  4. Lone Wolf

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    Masque Of The Red Death. I really need to get around to watching
    The Pit And The Pendulum and The Fall Of The House Of Usher.
     
  5. onebyone

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    The Pit And The Pendulum no contest. Hell, I even like the remake of that one. The story is the most compellling.
     
  6. Paff

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    One of the best polls I've seen on this site in a LONG time.

    Anyway, I haven't seen them all, but so far Pit and the Pendulum is my favorite. I do need to see Masque though.

    House of Usher is quite faithful to the original story (probably the most of any Poe adaptataion), but it's a pretty slow story, thus it's not too exciting of a movie...
     
  7. r_burgos2003

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    ANyone remember "The Gold Bug"?
     
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    marioscido New Member

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    Great poll! And wonderful set of films too. But for me:
    "The Pit and the Pendulum": wonderful script by Richard Matheson (great ending!) and Barbara Steele!
     
  9. R. I. P.

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    Thankyou for your input and kind comments, everyone. I'm just a little bit surprised that "Tomb Of Ligeia" hasn't received a vote or two as yet. Of all the Corman/Poe projects, I consider this one to be the most "Hammer-esque" with awesome atmosphere, color, and overall production. Can't wait for the MGM Midnite Movies DVD release in August. Order information can be found here among other places. :banana: However, I personally voted for "House Of Usher" probably because it was the very first movie from this excellent series I had the pleasure to view and it frightened the living daylights out of me. :nervous:

    Thankyou again, everyone!

    R. I. P. :glasses:
     
  10. MaxRenn

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    It's amazing how much mileage Corman got out of this series. He consistently created an authentic Gothic atmosphere on a low budget. All the films are good and several are excellent. He managed to get the most out of what he had by keeping to a certain formula although he could also change that formula a little as he did with "The Raven" and "Masque of The Red Death" (which gets my vote).

    And he had great collaborators - Richard Matheson, Charles Beaumont, Robert Towne, Nicolas Roeg, Daniel Haller and of course Vincent Price.
     

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