The Raven
The Raven (1963)

This is not a horror movie; it is a hilarious teaming of three gruesome greats: Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, and Vincent Price. Karloff and Price are both sorcerers, battling each other to see who's the "sorceriest." Peter… 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

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: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Christopher Heim
A movie that features Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, and a young Jack Nicholson. Need I say more?
Aj V
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, and because of that it… 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
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
Eduardo C
Price. Lorre. Karloff. Corman...