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Premature Burial
Premature Burial (1962)
Title: Premature Burial
Directed by: Roger Corman
Written by: Charles Beaumont; Ray Russell
Produced by: Samuel Z. Arkoff; Gene Corman; Roger Corman
Music by: Ronald Stein
Cinematography: Floyd Crosby
Edited by: Ronald Sinclair
Distributed by: American International Pictures
Released: March 7th, 1962
Rating: Unrated
Running time: 81 min. [1]
Country: USA
Language: English
Budget: $1,250,000 [1]

Premature Burial is an 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 The Pit and the Pendulum in 1961. His next project is the drama The Intruder (also known as The Stranger) starring William Shatner. His next horror film is Tales of Terror, which is also released in 1962.
  • The Premature Burial is the first horror work for Francis Ford Coppola, who works as an assistant director on this film.

Recommendations Edit

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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19th century; Buried alive; Cats; Cemetery; Dream; Coffin; Crypt; Dogs; Electrocution; Fog; Frogs; Gunshot victims; Nightmare; Poison; Rats Shovel; Skeleton; Smoking

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