The Raven
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Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff team up in this excellent 1935 chiller. Lugosi is crazed brain-surgeon Dr. Richard Vollin who is infatuated with the characters and devices found in the Edgar Allan Poe stories. When a local judge brings his beautiful daughter for brain surgery, the doctor falls in love with her and is spurned by the judge when he asks for her hand in marriage. To extract revenge, Vollin invites the judge, his daughter, and her new fiance over for dinner. He intends to try out some of his gruesome Poe gadgets on them. Before he can, enter Boris Karloff, a prison escapee who wants… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Vintage 'delicious torture'"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Lugosi is resplendent in his crisp formal attire as he spouts melodramatic dialogue, while Karloff skulks around trying to terrify with his crumpled countenance."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson,
"Silly over the top horror, lamely directed, but with Lugosi at his most outrageous"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"It is no masterpiece..., but it is an enduring entertainment, especially for Lugosi fans."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, Cinefantastique
‑ Leonard Klady, Movie City News
"Creepy, atmospheric doings headlined by Karloff and Lugosi."
‑ Steve Crum,
"Love that "elevator bedroom" and the Poe-inspired basement!"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
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