A young officer in Napoleon’s Army pursues a mysterious woman to the castle of an elderly Baron.
The Terror is a 1963 American independent horror film produced and directed by Roger Corman. The film stars Boris Karloff and Jack Nicholson, the latter of whom portrays a French officer who is seduced by a woman who is also a shapeshifting devil.
The film is sometimes linked to Corman’s Poe cycle, a series of movies based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe; however, The Terror is not based on any text written by Poe. The movie has become famous because of the circumstances of its production, including the fact all of Boris Karloff’s scenes were shot in two days, the long time it took to complete, the number of people who worked on it that became famous, and the part the film played in the financing and production of Targets (1968), directed by Peter Bogdanovich, starring Karloff.
Roger Corman, Francis Ford Coppola (three or four days director), Jack Hale (one day director)
Leo Gordon (screenplay), Jack Hill (screenplay), Roger Corman (uncredited)
Boris Karloff, Jack Nicholson, Sandra Knight
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