The Haunting of Morella

The Haunting of Morella

Director: Jim Wynorski Cast: David McCallum, Nicole Eggert, Chris Halsted


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/17/2015
UPC: 0738329201555
Original Release: 1990
Rating: R
Source: Scorpion Releasing
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:20:00
Sales rank: 33,677

Special Features

Brand New HD Master from the original IP; Interview with Roger Corman; Fun Facts and Trivia Segment; Original Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David McCallum Gideon
Nicole Eggert Morella/Lenora
Chris Halsted Guy Chapman
Lana Clarkson Coel
Maria Ford Diana
Jonathan Farwell Dr. Gault
Brewster Gould Miles Archer
Gail Harris Ilsa
Clement Von Franckenstein Judge Brock
R.J. Robertson Rev. Ward
John O'Leary Quintis
Sandra Knight Actor
Deborah Dutch Serving Girl

Technical Credits
Jim Wynorski Director
Alida Camp Associate Producer
Chuck Cirino Score Composer
Roger Corman Producer
Diane Fingado Editor
Rodman Flender Associate Producer
Zoran Hochstätter Cinematographer
Gary Randall Production Designer
R.J. Robertson Screenwriter
Fredric Nesign Teetsel Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Haunting of Morella
1. Chapter 1 [5:12]
2. Chapter 2 [5:00]
3. Chapter 3 [4:10]
4. Chapter 4 [4:39]
5. Chapter 5 [5:16]
6. Chapter 6 [7:14]
7. Chapter 7 [5:42]
8. Chapter 8 [5:29]
9. Chapter 9 [4:59]
10. Chapter 10 [3:34]
11. Chapter 11 [7:45]
12. Chapter 12 [2:32]
13. Chapter 13 [6:35]
14. Chapter 14 [3:54]
15. Chapter 15 [5:15]
16. Chapter 16 [2:56]
17. Chapter 17 [:01]

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