The Haunted Palace
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The Haunted Palace
Based on the work on celebrated novelist H.P. Lovecraft, this film showcases Vincent Price, playing dual roles as both a warlock burnt in 1765 and his descendant, who arrives to take up residence at the family estate generations later. Seeking vengeance from the beyond, the sorcerer takes possession of his great-great grandson and so begins a nightmare not only for the village itself, but for the man's bride who cannot understand the change in her husband's personality.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Slack storytelling and an unsatisfying ending make this the weakest picture in the Poe-Corman-Price series."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Corman's widescreen framing, the blazing Technicolor photography, and the effectively maximized production values created a convincing, if twisted, world."
‑ Jeremy Heilman, MovieMartyr.com
"Though a fine movie in its own right, The Haunted Palace feels a bit too familiar for its own good at times."
‑ Keith Phipps, The Dissolve
"A terrific, atmospheric little spooker."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, About.com
"The apex of Corman's skill for reworking AIP's standing Gothic sets to get the maximum possible bang for his buck."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Vincent Price is deliciously maddening in a dual role..."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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