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The Haunted Palace

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Original title
The Haunted Palace
Year
Running time
87 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Charles Beaumont, Francis Ford Coppola (Story: H.P. Lovecraft. Stories: Edgar Allan Poe)
Music
Ronald Stein
Cinematography
Floyd Crosby
Cast
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Producer
American International Pictures (AIP) / La Honda Productions
Genre
Horror | Supernatural
Movie Groups
H.P. Lovecraft Adaptations | Edgar Allan Poe Adaptations
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Synopsis / Plot
In the small New England town of Arkham, the townspeople discover Joseph Curwen has taken a local girl and is preparing to use her in blasphemous rituals to interbreed humans with the Elder Gods, something that will allow the Gods to have dominion over the Earth again. Curwen is dragged out and burnt at the stake. He dies cursing the locals, saying he will return to haunt their children’s children. 110 years later and Curwen’s descendant Charles Dexter Ward and his wife Ann arrive in Arkham to inherit the Curwen mansion but are afforded a frosty welcome by the locals. In the mansion, the weak Ward’s mind is taken over by the spirit of Curwen, emanating from a portrait over the mantle. Using Ward, Curwen again sets about on his blasphemous mission again, while taking revenge on the descendants of those that burned him.
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