The Supergroup Curse

This is from the 1963 film The Raven, based on some of the work by Edgar Allan Poe with a screenplay written by Richard Matheson, the guy who wrote the novel I Am Legend.  The movie features Boris Karloff, Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, and Jack Friggin’ Nicholson.

And yet just seeing this clip makes you realize that the movie sucks worse than watching Godfather III while getting repeatedly kicked in the groin.  How can this many stars get together and produce something that makes you give up on life?  The supergroup curse: the same thing that doomed Toto.  Like  spontaneous human combustion and the existence of the Irish, you can’t believe it’s real.  But it is.

In related news, I’ve updated my blog with a photo of Edgar’s room at UVA, and a citation from the CDC about how some scientists want to name a strain of disease Ebola-Poe.   Plus other cool stuff.

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2 Responses to “The Supergroup Curse”

  1. darbydale Says:

    That picture of Poe’s room is fantastic.

  2. I know! Wikipedia has a lightened up version of it, which is supposedly “edited.” But this version — with the shadows — is so much better.

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