The Raven
The Raven (1963)

Although this Roger Corman production resembles the famous poem by Edgar Allan Poe in name only, it is still an entertaining and suspenseful thriller. Dr. Craven (Vincent Price) is a medieval sorcerer in England. His is visited by an… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: January 25, 1963
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers

For a B-movie, "The Raven" rocks.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Anything to do with Poe other than hearing The Raven poem read aloud is non-existent.

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

A classic AIP horror-comedy; Lorre is priceless; Price has tongue firmly in cheek. And a young Jack Nicholson to boot!

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Indisputably the odd duck among the AIP Poe movies, although it is also one of the very best.

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Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Gimmicky drive-in fare, though nobody can deliver that poem like Price.

Mark Bourne
DVDJournal.com

The Raven takes Poe's most famous poem and doesn't so much adapt it as dress it up in a clown nose and silly hat.... it's hard to shake the cognitive dissonance of Jack Nicholson posing like Burt Ward...

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Amusing horror parody notable mostly for its stars.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
A few films with this title now, which is the better you may ask, well it certainly isn't the one with John Cusack. An intriguing Corman take on the… More
AJ Verser
This movie is kind of silly, and the special effects are goofy looking, but it's nice to see these great horror actors goofing around in a movie.… More
Carlos Magalh„es
Corman left completely aside Poe's ghoulish tone to make this tongue-in-cheek "adaptation" of his most famous poem. For this reason, it is not… More
Pierluigi Puccini
Price, Lorre and Karloff, what a wonderful triad. Although it has little or almost nothing about Poe's story, Matheson's screenplay is conspicuos and… More
Christopher Heim
A movie that features Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, and a young Jack Nicholson. Need I say more?
Eduardo C
Price. Lorre. Karloff. Corman...