The Haunted Palace

Critics Consensus

No consensus yet.



Total Count: 7


Audience Score

User Ratings: 1,272
User image

Watch it now

Movie Info

Based on the work of celebrated novelist H.P. Lovecraft, this film showcases Vincent Price, playing dual roles as both a warlock burnt in 1765 and his descendant, who arrives to take up residence at the family estate generations later. Seeking vengeance, the sorcerer takes possession of his great-great grandson.


Vincent Price
as Charles Dexter Ward
Debra Paget
as Ann Ward
Lon Chaney Jr
as Simon Orne
Creighton Chaney
as Simon Orne
Frank Maxwell
as Dr. Marinus Willet
Leo Gordon
as Edgar Weeden
Elisha Cook Jr.
as Peter Smith
John Dierkes
as Jacob West
Milton Parsons
as Jabez Hutchinson
Cathy Merchant
as Hester Tillinghast
Harry Ellerbe
as Minister
I. Stanford Jolley
as Boat Captain
Darlene Lucht
as Young Woman Victim
Barboura Morris
as Mrs. Weeden
Bruno Ve Sota
as Bartender
View All

Critic Reviews for The Haunted Palace

All Critics (7) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (2)

Audience Reviews for The Haunted Palace

  • Sep 05, 2010
    The more times I watch this movie, the more I like it. There are some great actors in this movie, and the story is really cool, it's based on a Lovecraft story, and it's great. This is another of my favourite Corman movies with Price, he gives a great performance. I highly recommend this movie.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Apr 30, 2009
    Marvelous exercise in Grand Guignol, great sets, spooky atmosphere, fine screenplay by scenarist Charles Beaumont based on H.P. Lovecraft's The Strange Case of Charles Dexter Ward, and a splendid two-tiered performance by Vincent Price.
    hawk l Super Reviewer
  • Nov 01, 2008
    When the great-grandson of a warlock (Vincent Price, in both roles) inherits a crumbling palace in Arkham, Massachusetts, bad things are sure to follow for local villagers whose ancestors burnt the magician at the stake. A fun, eerie and artificial atmosphere and a good performance by Price, but like most Roger Corman-directed products of the era it has poor effects and drags at times. From a story by H.P. Lovecraft.
    Greg S Super Reviewer
  • Aug 23, 2008
    Another great Vincemt Price Horror Ole School Video. As Most of his others its outstanding. Glad he wasn't my creepy Grandpa. Add to your collection, you will be happy.
    Bruce B Super Reviewer

The Haunted Palace Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features