Tomorrow night is for tricks.
Tonight is for treats.
Just in time for Halloween comes a three-DVD collection of classic thrillers in Roger Corman’s Horror Classics: Volume 1.
Restored in HD from the original 35mm prints, come three of his “best” works, showcasing the early skills of director Francis Ford Coppola and featuring performances by a young Jack Nicholson, Boris Karloff and renowned character actors William Campbell and Dick Miller.
A Bucket of Blood (1959) tells the torrid tale of a frustrated waiter at a beatnik café who accidentally kills his landlady’s cat. When he tries to hide the body in plaster, he is mistaken as a brilliant sculptor with more requests for suspiciously lifelike work. Featuring Dick Miller.
In Dementia 13 (1963), a recently widowed woman travels to Ireland, where she finds herself trapped in a creepy, decrepit castle with her ex-husband’s demented family. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Starring William Campbell.
In The Terror (1963), a soldier from Napoleon-era, 19th century France finds that nothing is what it
seems in a ghostly, haunted mansion of death. Co-directed by Corman and Coppola. Starring Jack Nicholson and Boris Karloff.