After Price's success with his Edgar Allan Poe trilogy TALES OF HORROR, another film, this time based on Hawthorne stories, was immediately produced for United Artists. Though the stories take liberties with the source material, this trilogy is an interesting and well-made horror film. The
first has Cabot discovering an elixir that keeps Price and himself young. It also revives the long-dead corpse of Cabot's fiancee, who reveals that Price killed her the night before the wedding in a fit of jealousy. Price completes the job by killing Cabot. The second story, "Rappaccini's
Daughter," has Price injecting his daughter with a serum which will cause everyone she touch...