Roger Corman Classic THE TERROR Gets An HD Upgrade When The Film Detective Releases Digital Restoration Bluray This May!!

b09e19b6-7928-46e6-95fd-d87cac4b5e08The legendary story of Roger Corman’s 1963 thriller THE TERROR is one for the books. It was directed by FIVE directors (including Corman, Jack Nicholson and Francis Ford Coppola just to name a few) and was made in a leftover set from Corman’s previous film, THE HAUNTED PLACE. It’s definitely one for the books.

Thanks to the gang over at The Film Detective, the infamous film will be released on May 31st,  in a brand new digitally restored Bluray, made from 35mm archival elements and featuring some pretty nifty artwork to go along with it.

In 18th century France, Lt. Andre Duvalier (three-time Academy Award-winner Jack Nicholson, The Departed, As Good As It Gets, A Few Good Men, The Shining), an officer in Napoleon’s army, has been separated from his regiment. Wandering near the coast, he spies a young woman (Sandra Knight, Frankenstein’s Daughter, Blood Bath) and calls out to her. When she fails to acknowledge, he follows her into the dark surf and strangely loses consciousness.

He awakens in a house tended by an old woman, Katrina (Dorothy Neumann, Sorry, Wrong Number, The Ten Commandments), who claims not to know the mysterious lady. On his way once again, Andre comes upon the castle of Baron Victor Frederick Von Leppe (Boris Karloff, Frankenstein, The Mummy, How the Grinch Stole Christmas).

There he learns that the girl is in fact the spirit of the Baron’s late wife, being used as a pawn by the witchy Katrina who is bent on driving the elderly Baron to suicide.

Also starring Dick Miller (A Bucket of Blood) as Stefan, married in real-life to Knight (who portrays the ghost of Ilsa, the Baroness Von Leppe), who was visibly pregnant with their daughter during filming.

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