The Raven (1963) by Roger Corman

Saturday, October 31, 1987, 7:30 pm

3 by Corman: A Halloween Extravaganza


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For this year’s Halloween program we present three of Roger Corman’s most imaginative and stylized low-budget thrillers, all made during the years which brought him to the forefront of the genre.

A Bucket of Blood (1959) — A black comedy about a beatnik sculptor/psychopath which captures the Southern California milieu of jukeboxes, coffee shops and Venice West culture of the late 1950s; The Masque of the Red Death (1964) — A visually ornate, macabre allegory based on the Poe tale about aristocrats who hold a marathon costume ball to keep Death away during a virulent plague; The Raven (1963) — a nearly out-of-control and visually splendid parody of the genre, with an all-star cast of Karloff, Lorre, Price, and a young Jack Nicholson.