The Premature Burial
The Premature Burial (1962)

Guy Carrell (Ray Milland) is an English gentleman who suffers from catalepsy. Victims of this affliction seem to be dead but are not. Guy's biggest fear is that one day he will be buried alive. Things get better for the worried man as… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 11, 2007
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The third of the Edgar Allan Poe adaptations directed by Roger Corman and released by AIP, is... the ugly stepchild of the franchise

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Middling Corman spook show.

Mark Bourne

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.

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Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide

Like many of its immediate ilk, this one's stagy and outdated and kinda silly - in other words, good stuff.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
This is a cool sixties horror movie, I really liked it. This guy is obsessed with finding a way that he can escape from coffins because he's afraid of… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
A weaker Poe movie, where Ray Milland plays a man so afraid of being buried alive, he builds a special escapable crypt for himself - too bad his loved ones want… More
Bruce Bruce
This is a API Film and its an excellent film. Ray Milland plays an excellent part as he did in many movies in the horror film era and was put in front of us… More
Randy Tippy
Campy, fun Corman classic about a man terrified of being buried alive. I remember my mom having nightmares about this one after she saw it. It is a little… More