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Tales of Terror

A three-piece Corman Poe portmanteau, decorously worn by Vincent Price, who in the first fights with Maggie Pierce over his wife’s death, then gets bricked in by a wine-bibbing Peter Lorre, and finally hypnotises Basil Rathbone to cheat death. Oddly enough, the middle comedy segment is the most fun, thus reversing the Dead of Night Rule common to most portmanteaus, but then we’ve always preferred Corman at his silliest.

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