The Premature Burial

"Weak"

The Premature Burial Review


Based on Poe's short story, this trifle features Ray Milland as a cruel man obsessed with being buried alive, going to elaborate lengths to avoid such an end. Of course, you already know what happens. Corman's use of stuffy sets and costumes doesn't endear the film to the audience, making it inaccessible and, for the most part, boring. We impatiently wait for the satisfying conclusion while the rest of the film just slips away.


Facts and Figures

Run time: 60 mins

In Theaters: Monday 2nd October 1961

Box Office Worldwide: $1.3M

Production compaines: Santa Clara Productions, American International Pictures (AIP)

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2 / 5

IMDB: 7.9 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer: Samuel Z. Arkoff,

Starring: as Guy Carrell, as Emily Gault, as Miles Archer, as Kate Carrell, as Dr. Gideon Gault, John Dierkes as Sweeny, as Mole, Brendan Dillon as Minister, Clive Halliday as Judson

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