The Raven is the only time these three horror movie giants appeared on screen together. It is also one of Jack Nicholson’s first appearances. He’s really only the Jack we’ve come to know and love when he’s possessed with some “diabolical mind control.”
The film is quite silly, and not to be taken even remotely seriously. As such, Corman’s silly special effects fit right in. It’s a good watch if you have nostalgia for these horror giants, or like “so bad they’re good” films. Beyond that — there’s nothing particularly important or interesting about the film itself, but still I enjoy it immensely.
This is Scix in the back row, under diabolical mind control.
The Raven (1963) produced and directed by Roger Corman, staring Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff and a young Jack Nicholson. Loosely inspired by the Edgar Allen Poe poem of the same name. Very loosely.
In 1935, Karloff starred in a film directed by Lew Landers with the same title, with Béla Lugosi.