The Raven 1935 is about a retired surgeon who becomes fixated on Edgar Allan Poe’s poem and uses torture and murder to seek revenge.
Release date: July 1935
Director: Lew Landers
Cast: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lester Matthews, Irene Ware, Samuel S. Hinds, Spencer Charters, Inez Courtney, Ian Wolfe, Maidel Turner, Raine Bennett, Al Ferguson, Arthur Hoyt
Studio: Universal Studios
Country: United States
The Raven 1935 Review
The Raven is a 1935 horror film directed by Lew Landers and starring Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, and Irene Ware.
The film follows a retired surgeon who becomes a pawn in a revenge plot orchestrated by a mad scientist who uses torture and mind control to bend him to his will.
Karloff and Lugosi deliver standout performances as the film’s two leads, with Lugosi playing against type as the villainous Dr. Vollin.
The film’s moody atmosphere and Gothic set design create a sense of dread and horror, with the added benefit of featuring several scenes of torture and disfigurement that were controversial for their time.
One interesting fact is that The Raven was loosely based on the Edgar Allan Poe poem of the same name, although the film’s plot has very little to do with the poem beyond its title.
Overall, The Raven is a well-crafted and entertaining horror film that successfully combines elements of both horror and suspense.
Its standout performances and impressive set design make it a must-see for fans of classic horror cinema.
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