Unrated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery
An artist grows distant from his new wife as an irrational horror of premature burial consumes him.
Roger Corman started this film outside of American International Pictures. Since Vincent Price had been signed to an exclusive contract with AIP, Corman chose Ray Milland for the lead role. American International would acquire the production just as principal photography began.
Can you possibly conceive it. The unendurable oppression of the lungs, the stifling fumes of the earth, the rigid embrace of the coffin, the blackness of absolute night and the silence, like an overwhelming sea.
In the tomb, Carrell refers to dynamite as a new invention. Since Poe wrote the story in 1844 and died in 1849, this would be impossible. Nobel did not invent dynamite until 1867.
The original UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC to remove shots of maggots being poured from a cup and to edit scenes of Emily's body being covered with earth. The Optimum DVD is the uncut print.
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