The Terror

The Terror

Roger Corman (1963)

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More famous for being made in three days with leftover actors and sets from The Raven than anything else, this impromptu ghost story from cult director Roger Corman is an incomprehensible shocker. Lost Napoleonic soldier Jack Nicholson follows spectral Sandra Knight (Nicholson's wife at the time) to a cliff-top mansion owned by the demented Boris Karloff where mysterious things are going on - so mysterious, in fact, that neither the film-makers nor the audience can work out what's happening. Although Corman took the overall credit, scenes were also directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Monte Hellman, Jack Hill, Dennis Jacob and Nicholson (all uncredited). A legendary tale of Hollywood economy, and an equally legendary mess.


Classic horror flick starring Boris Karloff and Jack Nicholson. A young officer in Napoleon's army pursues a mysterious woman to the castle of an elderly Baron.

Cast & Crew

Baron von Leppe Boris Karloff
Lt André Duvalier Jack Nicholson
Hélène Sandra Knight
Stefan Dick Miller
Old woman Dorothy Neumann
Gustaf Jonathan Haze
Director Roger Corman
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video and DVD