Haunting of Morella

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One of a few abortive attempts by B-movie legend Roger Corman to recapture the questionable glory of his 60s Edgar Allan Poe films as well as his 70s sexploitation romps, this is definitely the least entertaining of the lot. Taking massive liberties with Poe's tale, the plot involves lovely young Lenora (Nicole Eggert) being possessed by the ghost of her mother (Eggert again), who was tortured and crucified as a witch when Lenora was an infant. After a series of flashbacks, it is also revealed that Morella had intended to sacrifice her child as part of a Satanic ritual designed to give her eternal life. Lenora's creepy governess Mrs. Deveroux (Lana Clarkson) is revealed as Morella's partner in crime, as she conspires to make Lenora's possession complete -- just in time for her to collect a sizable trust on her 18th birthday. Conceived primarily as softcore exploitation, this makes Corman's earlier bastardizations of Poe's works seem positively inspired by comparison. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

Product Details

Release Date
11/17/15 
Studio
Kino Video
MPAA Rating
R -- Restricted
Length
1 hour, 20 minutes
Sound
  • Dolby Digital Stereo
Region
  • USA & territories, Canada
Video Features
  • Brand New HD Master from the original IP
  • Interview with Roger Corman
  • Fun Facts and Trivia Segment
  • Original Trailer
Number of Discs
1

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