Tuesday, June 2, 2009


This film is my favorite of Universal's early 1930s horror cycle ... Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, satanism, ailurophobia, war atrocities, incest and a climactic flaying, this one has it all and is surprisingly subtle at the same time (best depiction of a medical injection in cinema). Non-horror fans should watch it for the incredible art deco set designs. Contains no Poe references, despite the title. Maddening, engrossing, like a half-remembered nightmare. Directed by the great Edgar Ulmer.

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