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Tuesday, 7 April 2015

The Oblong Box (1969)

Roger Corman may have ceased but AIP didn't: TOB is another Poe film that has no actual Poe in it. What it did have was both Vincent Price and Christopher Lee in the same production, the first film to do so, but the two men are only onscreen together for a brief time; a wasted opportunity.
There are gruesome happenings in a plot that seems to go all out to shock, incorporating voodoo-esque rituals and practices, murder, body snatching from graves, conspiring unsavoury types and reputable, professional types resorting to blackmail to cover their guilty asses. It lacks the flair of the Corman years, but it's an entertaining 90+ minutes for 60s horror fans.

3 urgent debts out of 5

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