The second teaming of Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff finds the horror greats in fine form in this film inspired by the work of Edgar Allan Poe. Dr. Richard Vollin (Lugosi) is a demented brain surgeon whose admiration for Poe has led him to construct a dungeon filled with devices right out
of the author's stories. At the behest of Judge Thatcher (Samuel S. Hinds), Vollin agrees to save the life of the judge's beautiful daughter, Jean (Irene Ware), a dancer. Having fallen in love with the girl--her interpretive dance to a recitation of Poe's "The Raven" mere icing on the cake--Vollin
asks for her hand in marriage, but is scoffed at by the judge. It seems Jean is alrea...