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Movie Info

Lt. Duvalier (Jack Nicholson), a French soldier, loses contact with his unit and is forced to wander alone near the Baltic Sea. While in search of his regiment, he spies Helene (Sandra Knight), a mysterious beauty, walking by herself. Mesmerized, Duvalier begins tracking her, but she vanishes. He later catches up with her and follows her into a castle, where he encounters the bizarre Baron Von Leppe (Boris Karloff), finds signs of witchcraft and learns the shocking truth about Helene.

Cast & Crew

Boris Karloff
Baron Victor Frederick Von Leppe
Jack Nicholson
Lt. Andre Duvalier
Sandra Knight
Helene, Ghost of Ilsa The Baroness Von Leppe
Dorothy Neumann
Katrina, Eric's Mother
Leo Gordon
Screenwriter
Jack Hill
Screenwriter
Francis Coppola
Associate Producer
Harvey Jacobson
Executive Producer
Ronald Stein
Original Music
John Nicholaus
Cinematographer
Daniel Haller
Art Director
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Critic Reviews for The Terror

All Critics (11) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (7)

Audience Reviews for The Terror

  • Apr 09, 2012
    It didn't give me "The Terror", but this still managed to be a pretty enjoyable Poe-esque chiller. It is interesting seeing young Jack Nicholson in the lead role before he became a huge star. The film that was essentially made around 3 days worth of footage of legendary horror icon Boris Karloff. Roger Corman filmed the Boris Karloff-footage and passed on the film to young directors like Francis Ford Coppola and even Jack Nicholson directed a few scenes. For a film that was passed down to many filmmakers, the story is surprisingly coherent. The film manages to conjure up a fun chilling atmosphere with it's foggy grave sites, dark corridors, and gritty film quality. Boris Karloff is awesome and Jack Nicholson does a good job carrying the film but his acting is not as mind-blowing as his future films. This movie is public domain so you can easily watch this movie on youtube. Go ahead and check it out.
    Christopher H Super Reviewer
  • May 15, 2011
    I love seeing Boris Karloff, Jack Nicholson, and Dick Miller all in the same movie together, but the material just isn't all that great. It's the typical haunted house mystery...not even the actors have anything really that good to work with. I just love having this group of people assembled and for me that makes me like it, not because it's that good of a movie.
    Tim S Super Reviewer
  • Nov 12, 2010
    Whoa! This movie is boring. It's not exciting or interesting, it doesn't even try to offer thrills, and it's not even funny in a fun old horror flick type way, it's just sad.
    Kyle F Super Reviewer
  • Oct 15, 2010
    What the? I believe this was one of Jacks first films and it was an opportunity to work with Karlofff, who wouldn't say YES? And it was towards the end of Karloff's career, so really what else did he have to do? Not that I expect GREAT things from Roger Corman...but this film is just a mess. I won't even begin to start a list of all of the issues that I have with it. I gave it one star out of respect for Mr. Karloff.
    Robert C Super Reviewer

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