Premature Burial
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Roger Corman's success with low-budget adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe tales continued with this third installment, the first to lack the commanding presence of Vincent Price. Instead, we have Ray Milland as tormented protagonist Guy Carrell, who is so traumatized by the death of his father -- whom he believes was entombed alive after suffering a cataleptic attack -- that he becomes convinced that he will meet a similar demise. Guy's mounting dementia rapidly undermines his recent marriage to the lovely Emily (Hazel Court), particularly after he begins the construction of a specially… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

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"The third of the Edgar Allan Poe adaptations directed by Roger Corman and released by AIP, is... the ugly stepchild of the franchise"
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Middling Corman spook show."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Ray Milland emotes, by turns, dour gloominess or manic eyeball-spinning through a weak script that bears too little sense and too many similarities to its predecessors, Usher and Pendulum."
‑ Mark Bourne, DVDJournal.com
"Like many of its immediate ilk, this one's stagy and outdated and kinda silly - in other words, good stuff."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Apollo Guide
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