gnawing, heart stopping evil lies buried in The Oblong Box.
Do you dare unearth its wrath? Vincent Price and Christopher Lee are at their terrifying best as a plantation owner with
a shocking family secret
and a wealthy doctor desperate
to continue his morbid experiments - On Human Flesh!"
- from DVD
Edgar Allan Poe
adaptations with Price were superior to this one, but it's
a pretty decent effort nonetheless. The plot is a wee bit
complicated and confusing at times, but you'll manage to get
the big picture. I must say I had pretty high expectations
on this one since two of my favourite horror actors, Vincent
Price and Christopher
Lee, starred in it, but I felt a little bit disappointed
afterwards. I've seen both these actors do way better performances.
I liked the sets and costumes, like I always do with Corman's
Poe adaptations as well. Price's brother is wearing a mask
in most of the movie because he had a disfigured face. I waited
eagerly for the revealing of his face, but as I feared, the
makeup-job wasn't particularly impressing. Now I've said a
lot of things I don't like about the film, but it's not as
bad as I might have made it sound, it's just I was hoping
for a lot more then I got in Price and Lee's first movie together.
It does have its good moments, and it was interesting enough
to not make me feel bored.
If you're a big fan of Price and Lee, it's worth checking
out, but if you haven't seen the Corman/Price Poe productions,
I'd go for one of those first!
Want more info on this movie?:
Buy "The Oblong Box/Scream and Scream
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