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It's not really Poe but it is a horror classic
on 4 June 2017
I can remember watching this on TV when I was a kid back in the 1980's as part of the BBC's horror double bill season & thought it was superb. Although this has very little to do with the Poe story it is a compelling tale centred around the two titans of Universal horror - Boris Karloff & Bela Lugosi - who both give great performances. The other players also contribute greatly to the film, as does the art deco sets. Rated 15 in the UK, the ending is pretty shocking. Very good quality picture & sound, considering the film was made in 1934, in my opinion Horror's greatest decade.