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The Terror (1963) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jack Nicholson, Boris Karloff, Dick Miller, Jonathan Haze, Sandra Knight

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Produced and directed by Roger Corman in a couple of days, THE TERROR has been theatrically released in 1963.

Jack Nicholson is a Napoleonian French Cavalry Officer looking for his lost regiment near the Baltic Sea. He is soon fascinated by a beautiful young woman who has got the strange power to appear and disappear abruptly. His quest will lead him to the castle of the Baron Victor Frederick Von Leppe who swears to him that there isn't any young woman in the castle. But Jack Nicholson keep seeing the young woman whose looks are those of the Baron's late wife who died 20 years ago.

Gothic à la Corman.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Horror film?    -   Yes Horror Plotlets:    -   haunted house or boat

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   falling off Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   drowning Misc setting    -   castle    -   cave

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gory visuals of deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights    -   frying (electrocuted)    -   drowned Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   nasty human transformations

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