Roger Corman, who made a name for himself directing B-movies in the 50s and 60s before serving as a mentor of sorts to the likes of James Cameron and Martin Scorsese, is returning to the world of horror. Corman will make eight adaptations of Edgar Allen Poe stories, starting with House of Usher with plans to make The Pit and the Pendulum, Premature Burial, Tales of Terror, The Raven, The Hunted Palace, The Masque of the Red Death and The Tomb of Ligeia.

It’ll be interesting to see if he can bring Poe’s mastery of horror into  a good combination with modern technology.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

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