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is an Premature Burial American horror film of the psycho-thriller and period piece subgenres. It is based on the short story Premature Burial by author Edgar Allan Poe, which was first published in The Philadelphia Dollar Newspaper in 1844. The film adaptation of the story was directed and produced by Roger Corman for American International Pictures. It was written by Charles Beaumont and Ray Russell and released theatrically in the United States on March 7th, 1962. Premature Burial stars Ray Milland as Guy Carrell - a man suffering from catalepsy, which is a nervous disorder characterized by muscular rigidity and fixity of posture. Because of this, Carrell develops an obsessive fear of being buried alive.
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Tagline: Within the coffin I lie... Alive!
The Premature Burial is the thirty-second film directed by Roger Corman. He previously directed in The Pit and the Pendulum 1961. His next project is the drama The Intruder (also known as The Stranger) starring William Shatner. His next horror film is , which is also released in Tales of Terror 1962.
The Premature Burial is the first horror work for Francis Ford Coppola, who works as an assistant director on this film.
All of the following are films directed and/or produced by
Roger Corman based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe.
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