The Terror

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The Terror

  • 1963
  • Directed By: Roger Corman, Francis Ford Coppola, Monte Hellman, Jack Hill, and Jack Nicholson
  • Drama
  • 81 Minutes
  1. Saturday, March 8, 2014 9:30 p.m.
Still image from the film The Terror
Lieutenant Duvalier (Jack Nicholson, in one of his first starring roles) is rescued from the Napoleonic Wars by a mysterious woman (Sandra Knight), who he soon traces back to the gothic castle of Baron von Leppe (Boris Karloff). Duvalier discovers a twisted plot involving witches, ghosts, and doppelgangers. Made in a piecemeal fashion over nine months, The Terror began as Corman’s attempt to shoot an additional film in four days using a contractually bound Karloff and standing sets from The Raven, but was later completed by a handful of his soon-to-be-famous assistant directors. (HD presentation)