Directed by Roger Corman
When I first got The Book, I pretty much devoured all the horror films on The List (and unfortunately for my friends, I made them watch them. Some of those people aren't my friends anymore. Connection? Perhaps). I am also a big Edgar Allen Poe fan, so I knocked this one out right away. I am not sure the movie really captured what Poe's vision was, but it is still a fun watch.
The plot is somewhat complicated but basically, Francesca, her brother, and father are captured by Satanist Prospero. This is after Prospero orders a village to burned down because a lady has the plague. There are also dancing dwarves and psychedelic dream sequences. Do not watch under the influence of drugs unless you never want to sleep again.
I don't think anyone watches Vincent Price movies for quality or insight into the human condition. Mostly, you watch them because they are incredibly cheesy and fun to make fun of with your significant other and/or body pillow. Stylistically, this was an interesting film as the colors really pop on the screen.
A fun film to watch, although one that isn't that scary (though there are a few frightening images; see above).
Esmeralda's character was played by a child and her dialogue was dubbed by an adult.