Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Gallery Of Horror (1967)

Starring Lon Chaney, Jr., John Carradine, Rochelle Hudson, Roger Gentry, Ron Doyle
Directed by David L. Hewitt
(actor & director credits courtesy IMDB.com)

Five tales of the supernatural are presented, each involving a different monster preying on the innocent.

Although this film attempts to emulate American International Pictures' Edgar Allan Poe series with swirling colored smoke under the opening credit and footage that appears to be lifted from those films, there's no camouflaging its low budget and second tier, if not third tier, actors.  Though stars Lon Chaney, Jr. and John Carradine are assets to the production, each appears in only one tale, (although Carradine narrates the host segments), depending on the less distinguished actors to carry the film, which they just can't do successfully.  Still, this movie is fun in its own way, offering low budget tales of horror which aren't bad really, just not very effectively presented.

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