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Trailers from Hell: Mick Garris on 'Twice Told Tales,' Starring Vincent Price

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood February 27, 2013 at 11:06AM

Vincent Price Week continues at Trailers from Hell with director Mick Garris introducing "Twice Told Tales," adapted from Nathaniel Hawthorne and a "budget-minded rip-off of the Corman omnibus" of Poe adaptations starring Price.
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Vincent Price in "Twice Told Tales"
Vincent Price in "Twice Told Tales"

Vincent Price Week continues at Trailers from Hell with director Mick Garris introducing "Twice Told Tales," adapted from Nathaniel Hawthorne and a "budget-minded rip-off of the Corman omnibus" of Poe adaptations starring Price.

After the boxoffice success of the Roger Corman Poe cycle it was inevitable that the concept would be co-opted, but since Vincent Price was exclusive to AIP for Poe material, quickie producer Robert Kent decided to tap the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne for a budget-minded ripoff of the Corman omnibus Tales of Terror. At an unusually lengthy 119 minutes it overextends its welcome and the production values are notably chintzy, but the supporting cast is full of recognizable faces, imparting a cozy familiarity to the proceedings.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.