Terror, The (1963)

Mike / October 9th, 2010

The Terror (1963)


  • WillWill

    October 9, 2010 at 3:03 am

    1st again! 2 days in a row! whoo hoo!

    I caught this film late night/early morning as a kid. I actually liked it — for an oldie.. Can’t wait to see what’s tomorrow! Tks James!

  • TexHex

    October 9, 2010 at 3:03 am

    Well done! Keep up the good work. Best regards from Germany.

  • lorence05

    October 9, 2010 at 3:08 am

    yeah every actor has their start somewhere never knew that Jack Nicholson had his start in a movie like this damn…
    Very educational great video.

  • dave991999

    October 9, 2010 at 3:10 am

    Haven’t seen this one. I’ll have to check it out sometime, but the plot is already giving me a headache.

  • October 9, 2010 at 3:16 am

    Good stuff James I am loving these videos every day =)

  • Filmmassacre

    October 9, 2010 at 3:23 am

    no creature form the haunted sea oh well good review as always james 😉

  • DylanS

    October 9, 2010 at 3:29 am

    I wonder if Jack Nicholson might actually come across this video. You never know. It could be late one night, he’s tired from a shoot, starts looking up some of his older movies online, finds out that someone not only remembers The Terror, but gives it a nice, fair and just review, and it would make his day. It could happen.

  • jasondixon360

    October 9, 2010 at 4:19 am

    You know to review the Slumber Part Massacre Trilogy, i just goth the remastered Slumber Party Massacre Collection and they were great, when you get a chance please do review those ones and the Sorority House Massacre 1&2 as well. I also have another suggestion from Grindhouse Releasing, Pieces, and I Drank You Blood!

    That’s all i could think of for now, good luck with the Monster Madness this year. Jason!

  • jasondixon360

    October 9, 2010 at 4:35 am

    I think Jack Nicholson movies were great during the 60′ through the 90’s, i didn’t care about his recent movies such as the Departed which i thought that one was overrated, i think the Terror is way better than the Departed. It is a great low budget movie and Boris Karloff still had his character in him too! It was also funny that you involve that shitty NES game Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde into it, I do agree that does make sense at all when lighting strikes you for no fucking reason!

  • Mattashell

    October 9, 2010 at 5:18 am

    Man, I can’t believe you gave the Terror a Monster Madness episode. I HATE this movie. It’s on my short list of worst films I’ve seen. I rented it and started to fall asleep. I realized I must have missed part of the film and shut it off to watch again the next night. But when I saw it with fresh eyes, I realized I wasn’t missing anything. There’s nothing going on in this movie. It was just excruciating to sit through, and I realize it put me to sleep the first time because I was trying to concentrate on NOTHING.

  • thethirdman

    October 9, 2010 at 6:03 am

    It’s so cool that Targets uses this film in its beginning followed by Orloc saying he doesn’t like it.

  • Butch Bitch

    October 9, 2010 at 6:38 am

    Wow, and inconsistent mind-fuck! Sounds like my kind of movie.

  • Butch Bitch

    October 9, 2010 at 6:39 am

    I meant to say “an”, goddammit!

  • WatchmenFTW

    October 9, 2010 at 7:10 am

    Lol, this must be like Jack Nicholson’s Battlefield Earth.
    Anyway, like I said in another comment, someone should make a biopic about Boris Karloff’s life, there’s already been one about James Whale and Tim Burton’s Ed Wood already sort of did Bela Lugosi’s last acting days.

  • horrorfanboy

    October 9, 2010 at 7:23 am

    I watched this movie last month and I didn’t really think it was that good, mostly because I thought it was boring. Nevertheless, This is a good review for it. Nice work, James.

  • Koga

    October 9, 2010 at 7:45 am

    It’s amazing that this is truly the movie that spawned Nicholson. Long live Jack!

  • vinetari

    October 9, 2010 at 8:41 am

    http://www.publicdomaintorrents.net/ has SO many classics like this, including The Terror

  • Jericho

    October 9, 2010 at 9:01 am

    I got this on a public domain collection…guess I’ll watch it now!

  • Thebackgroundguy

    October 9, 2010 at 9:30 am

    @supercain Did you ever stop to think that James and Mike get payed to have them up? This allows them to purchase more equipment and maintain the website in an orderly fashion. I highly doubt they really want to hear your complaints, or anyone else’s for that matter, unless they are constructive and productive.

  • October 9, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Hey I own this movie! I got it in a set of 50, and also bought it along with 3 other movies for 5 bucks!

  • disco steve

    October 9, 2010 at 10:17 am

    James? All due respect, if a stranger came up to me and said, “You gave me the terror”. I’d think I’d be well within my legal rights to clobber them with a cast iron chamber pot.

  • 2dskillz

    October 9, 2010 at 10:18 am

    I bought a copy of this with the old Little Shop of Horrors. I have never dared put it in, at least now I am informed.

    Thanks for all the hard work on the videos. October is the best thanks to you.

  • Sinz86IROCblk

    October 9, 2010 at 10:21 am

    I watched this movie about a month ago and had no idea the French soldier was Jack, even though I had also seen Little Shop of Horrors earlier the same week. Fuck he looks so different early in his career.

  • GoldRoger

    October 9, 2010 at 11:09 am

    I bet Nicholson nowadays has forgot that he was in this movie. So if you ask him he will be like: The..what ??

  • 70alt1

    October 9, 2010 at 11:16 am

    CinemaInsane featured this movie on his website. It was so WEIRD. Not to mention Nicholson didn’t even try to fake a French accent for his character.

  • JapaneseMonsters14

    October 9, 2010 at 11:30 am

    I would like to Dementia 13 reviewed, Coppola also directed that one as well.

  • October 9, 2010 at 11:50 am

    If Jack ever is available to ask be prepared to duck. This just seems like one of those movies he might not want to remember.

  • October 9, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    I have this movie on DVD, even if it’s confusing, cheap etc… etc… I still like it because of its charm.

    Monster Madness 2010 is awesome D:

  • October 9, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Great review.. Awful movie! Laughed right till the end. Went looking and the movie is in Public Domain, so i put it on my site. (no ads, no frames, just hit play)


    Thanks James, keep em’ coming!

  • sbergsma

    October 9, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    It’s about time you reviewed this one! I watched The Terror a year or so ago and immediately expected that you had already done it, but no. It sure is funny to see Nicholson taking on this kind of role…

  • sbergsma

    October 9, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    About time you reviewed this stinker! I watched it about a year ago and it was absolutely hilarious to see Nicholson in this film… A little sad about Karloff though, that he had been reduced to acting in such awful films…

  • October 9, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    I actually have this movie. It was put in a DVD collection of classic horror movies call Horror: Movie Classics. I purchased it in 2007 It was in a tin box with the grim reaper on the front in 3D formation with a button on top that screams when you press it. I haven’t watched it yet, but now I will most definitely have to. There are 10 movies on that box set. The other 9 were Horror Hotel, The Last Man On Earth, Dementia 13, The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari, House On Haunted Hill, Night Of The Living Dead, Nightmare Castle, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hide, and the silent film classic Nosferatu. It has some pretty cool DVD bonus extras too with trivia, biographies, bloopers, news reels, and movie posters.

  • wwwwwoooooaaaaahhhhh

    October 9, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    f*ck you Metro PCS!

  • hitcher82

    October 9, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    I got this a few weeks ago. it came out in the Roger Corman Classics Collection 1 AMC Monsterfest dvd. it cost me a dollar. the movie was a bit confusing. The only good point of this movie was Karloff who managed to give a good performance with the crap he was given to work with.

  • October 9, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    When I think of old people fighting, I always come to Obi-Wan spinning around slowly with a lightsaber while fighting Darth Vader.

  • bick.benedict

    October 9, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    $40 unlimited talk text and web included, taxes and fees included. It’s a wireless buffet..hmmm…yummy. Gotta Love It!

  • kinghenry

    October 9, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    I got this as a gift several years ago, it came as a 2pack with “The Little Shop Of Horrors” from PLATINUM Disc Corporation, havent watched either one yet

  • maikii

    October 9, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    All I know is that the hawk lady is quite attractive.

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  • October 9, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Really interesting, considering I love Jack Nicholson. Ah, I love october.

  • Schloss Ritter

    October 9, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Terrorible movie, heh.

  • JT 456

    October 9, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    i wish the glee ads would gtfo

  • Cablogula

    October 9, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    lol I remember The Terror. Very hard to follow and completely nonsensical but the mood and general atmosphere definitely saves it.

    Btw was that The Crawling Eye I saw in the opening titles? Review coming soon? 😉

  • nerdyguy64

    October 9, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    I bet he laugh if you said anything about the TERROR!

  • Monstermash

    October 9, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Jack would deny that he was in this movie, lol.

  • darkspartan1027

    October 9, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    “This woman who is also a hawk”
    made me laugh for a good 10 minutes

  • October 9, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    I actually laughed out loud from watching this. It took me back to when I first watched the AVGN and had no idea what to expect, but was surprised with some outrageously hilarious.

  • bababooey12

    October 10, 2010 at 2:04 am

    wow black chicks r really good at cleaning!!

  • Sturmvogel

    October 10, 2010 at 2:06 am

    The voice over for the intro of this Monster Madness is the best so far, creepy, simple, and to the point… the rest sound like a bunch of nerds with too much time on their hands.

  • volt28

    October 10, 2010 at 2:43 am

    I’ve seen this movie. Clusterfuck is the best word to describe it. I watched it twice in fact because I was sure I was missing something and thats why it made so little sense. No, now I understand. Thanks James

  • October 10, 2010 at 5:26 am

    Wasn’t this the movie that was used in the beginning of ‘The Targets’?

  • October 10, 2010 at 10:23 am

    WTF? The dead wife in this movie looks like the dead wife in The screaming scull! Now I’m confused.

  • Pith Helmet

    October 10, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    @supercain Relax, the world revolves around money. No one is forcing you to watch the videos. Cinemassacre makes these videos for the sole purpose of money.

    How on Earth do they make a movie in two days without a script? O.o

  • October 11, 2010 at 4:33 am

    The terror, just saying that terrifies me http://www.vizzed.com/vizzedboard/thread.php?id=16871&ref=65348

  • Nin10dO

    October 11, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    2 days to make a film without a script? Damn.

  • Linkereto

    October 11, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    This is nothing compared to Kamagra Jelly which has really changed my life!

  • NathanRodger

    October 11, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    in the behind the scenes documentary of ‘The shining’ Jack Nicholson is marking his lines down from the script. As he does this he mentions how once he once saw Boris Karloff do it this way and has copied him ever since. Just thought I would let you know!


  • NothingShocking

    October 11, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    @supercain. Despite your oh so eloquently put comment, I don’t see how you can complain about a single advertisement on a piece of content that is offered to you for *FREE*.

  • GialloHorror

    October 12, 2010 at 7:27 am

    LOL! Yeah, this is a piece of shit, but it is pretty cool to see Karloff in any film, and see a, young, Jack Nicholson in action.

    It’s fun to watch these crappers late at night, though.

    That 50 DVD horror pack, that you mentioned in an earlier review, contains a lot of these types of films. That’s some good shit for $20

  • October 13, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    I hate it when people bitch and complain about a 30 second ad before a video. People act like commercials were just invented or something.

    Look, James takes time out of his schedule to make these reviews for his fans. He has an opportunity to make a few bucks off of it, so why not? If you don’t like it, then just don’t watch the F’in videos.

  • October 14, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Now this looks like the type of fun movie they need to make more of. Haha so random.

  • SikFuk48

    October 17, 2010 at 5:57 am

    Wow, they played this on TV tonight. Weird how a week after I see it on here it comes on TV. I didn’t make it all the way through, it was horrible.

  • MarioIsWicked

    October 19, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    im happy that i own this now because you reviewed it, um thanks

  • Ben_from_G-town

    October 20, 2010 at 2:27 am

    It almost feels like I have heard of this somewhere before, maybe on a documentary on TCM or AMC? Not sure, either way… really liked your review, it was interesting how many directors were attached to it, and that the first 2 days were shot without a script just because Karloff was there, and then handed off. Haha…

    OH and yeah, seeing the young Jack Nicholsan is something! He sure looked weird when he was young, eh? haha

  • Lodmot

    October 28, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    LOL! I love the reference to the game Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. xD

  • Spartacus547

    November 23, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    This is funny i had to watch this again lol it was on TCM But to bad thay didn’t have Robert Osborne give a little intro to this pulnker lol i’v would have loved to see him try to say 2 good words about it other then it had Jack Nicholson and Boris Karloff in lol oh ya Francis Ford Coppola was one of the 4 uncredited Directors lol 5 total wtf thats bad even for a B-movie in 50’s

  • angryrider

    December 19, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Saw it this morning while it was hosted by that Elvira. Half the time I was staring at Ilsa’s chest and the other half was wondering what exactly the hell is going on, like why is that French guy speaking in an American accent.

  • marvelmite

    December 31, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Ah what happened? I can’t get the 2nd half of the list to play. Did the vids get deleted or am I having technical errors on my end?

  • Quamame

    March 13, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    I just realized I own this movie. Looks a little too shitty for my taste though

  • March 24, 2011 at 12:28 am

    video get taken down? damn I was having a monster madness marathon. By the way, James man…If it’s not a lot of trouble, a playlist for 2010 Monster Madness would be the tits. Hell, if you put these on dvd I’d buy em up!

  • April 23, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    I just found out that the new Blu-Ray from HD Cinema Classics offers a nice and decent restored transfer taken from a 35MM print. If you’re interested, I’m sure it’s worth buying!

  • penpan

    September 8, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    I would love seeing the look on Jack Nicolson’s face if you get the chance to say that! He’d probably punch you.

  • Gui Geek

    February 2, 2012 at 4:53 am

    I just watched this movie last night and it was a funny nonsense mess. But I’m glad I’ve seen it. I own the french DVD (yep, I’m Swiss) which has the title “Le Château de la terreur” ( Castle of Terror), so it was quite a surprise when I discovered the movie was actually “The Terror” that I’ve had already heard of on Cinemassacre.

  • youknowwhatweshoulddoproductions

    May 21, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    I bought this movie on DVD, and it was a pretty rare find, also being named ‘The Terror’.
    The movie itself wasn’t too bad, although yes, there were numerous plot twists that were inconsistent and extremely confusing, however, I absolutely love Jack Nicholson’s work, so seeing this film was sort of a treat in a way to see his earlier acting and I was well-pleased with his performance. It’s alright, and I think it’s surely worth checking out!

  • Zepster96

    August 24, 2012 at 9:04 am

    James, you should review the Bat for this year’s Monster Madness!

    • August 1, 2013 at 2:57 am

      but he reviewed most of the bat movies and its MONSTER madness and the bat movies are not horror movies

  • Nova1979

    October 18, 2012 at 9:43 am

    I saw this once back in college. I found it believe it or not in the college library of all places. Heck, for the first 2-3 years I never knew the library had a movie section. Most of the movies they had were of no interest to me, but I dug through anyway and stumbled upon this. I can’t remember much about it, but it was cool to see a young Jack Nicholson in a black and white movie.

  • Tyler Baron

    February 2, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Saw this movie on TCM one morning, and yeah, for sure a fun mishmash of stuff, I’d watch it again haha.

  • edhc44

    February 11, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    LMAO! Great review, James!

  • July 12, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Man, Rodger Corman makes the worst sci-fi movies ever! He even works on films with the shit-stained rip-off movie studio The Asylum.

  • August 1, 2013 at 2:54 am

    this movie blows my

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