The Raven + The Comedy of Terrors 08/03/21

KL Studio Classics

Separate Releases.  Kino continues its round-up of Vincent Price / American-International hits with two outright comedies in the Poe series. Karloff, Price, Lorre and Jack Nicholson (?) team up for a spoof about dueling wizards in a decidedly liberal interpretation of Poe’s poem The Raven. Then Jacques Tourneur tries his hand at graveyard laughs in the broad farce The Comedy of Terrors. Price, Lorre, and Rathbone rattle the coffin handles while Karloff and Joe E. Brown clown about in the margins; Hazel Court and Joyce Jameson simmer on the sidelines. Reviewer Charlie Largent looks for the laughs — but will his essay be a autopsy for comedy?  On Blu-ray from KL Studio Classics.