Movie Cycles: Roger Corman-Edgar Allan Poe Horror Films, Starring Vincent Price

The Raven is a horror picture, laced with some humor, produced and directed by Roger Corman.

The film stars Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, and Boris Karloff as a trio of rival sorcerers, and the young Jack Nicholson as Lorre’s character’s son.

It was the fifth in the so-called Corman-Poe cycle of eight films, largely featuring adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe stories produced by Roger Corman and released by AIP.

The film was written by Richard Matheson, based on references to Poe’s poem “The Raven”.

Three decades earlier, Karloff had appeared in another film with the same title, Lew Landers’s 1935 horror film The Raven with Bela Lugosi.