G | | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A magician, who has been turned into a raven, turns to a former sorcerer for help.
This was the closest that low-budget director Roger Corman ever came to having an "all-star cast," yet, despite the salaries of Vincent Price, Bristol Karloff and Peter Lorre, it was reputedly produced at a cost of about $350,000. It went on to become one of Corman's biggest box office hits, grossing $1.5 million.
A little unexpected what happened down there, huh?
Dr. Craven: Yes, it was most unexpected. I-I just don't understand why should my father return from the dead and then tell me to beware... of what?
Dr. Bedloe: I wish I knew, I-I-I-I wish I knew.
Dr. Bedloe: Uh, that milk!
Dr. Craven: Oh I am ...
Dr. Bedloe: ...
A thin string can be seen tied to the raven's leg when he first flies across the room, and when he is perched on the chair.
One version has the climactic wizard duel without the rotoscoped bolts of magic.
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