The Terror (1963) Commentary

James / December 2nd, 2012

Description: James and Mike do feature length commentary on this public domain horror film directed by Roger Corman, starring Boris Karloff and Jack Nicholson.


  • December 2, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Awesome, waiting for a while for another one of these commentaries.

  • Vulture222

    December 2, 2012 at 8:56 pm


  • eyeofodin

    December 2, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    This is Great!! Love the commentary, you guys could also do “Night of the Living Dead 1968” that would be cool..

  • zengie

    December 2, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Boris Karloffice..

  • Bobby1001

    December 2, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    This is awesome. James and Mike should post more commentaries.

  • Shazza1990

    December 2, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Great commentary guys, agreeing with Eyeofodin, would love to see Night of the Living Dead commentary, that would be rad 😀
    Keep up the great work guys! x

  • Thifurious

    December 3, 2012 at 1:37 am

    This is awesome! I would love to have longer videos like this.

  • lotusclown

    December 3, 2012 at 2:10 am

    seriously yall should do more commentary..

  • buggyglint

    December 3, 2012 at 3:01 am

    Hey James and Mike! Great commentary work, if you would like to know Jack Nicholson’s thoughts on this movie check out the new Roger Corman documentary. I really enjoyed it and I know you guys would too.

  • December 3, 2012 at 4:17 am

    I’ve been waiting for one of these. More!

  • December 3, 2012 at 6:11 am

    Ah I knew it, the butler there is Dick Miller! I admit, I only recognise him as the Murray Futterman from Gremlins 🙂

  • TheThrashKing

    December 3, 2012 at 6:15 am This is the music they were thinking of…

  • Rick

    December 3, 2012 at 6:32 am

    Might as well have been called ‘Horror” :p

  • Misdemeanors

    December 3, 2012 at 7:51 am

    Just love these! Especially when it’s a film with Karloff!

  • Stefanoragnopazzo

    December 3, 2012 at 7:54 am

    How much famous people was involved in this. This film makes me laugh.
    Amazing commentary also, how do you think such things…asd

  • December 3, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    J’ai vu ce film il y a (deux,trois jours…) assez intéressant.

  • December 3, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Hey James & Mike, great commentary. I do have to ask though, when are you going to resume filming of the AVGN movie?

  • hammerhorrortexas

    December 3, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    If I remember correctly, the multi-colored spinning light prop was used in some Peter Cushing Frankenstein films also. Odd!

  • Allen Lucas

    December 3, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    I’m watching on the Cinemassacre App on my iPad and the movie keeps getting off-synched. I don’t know if it’s the movie itself, or the video’s audio is very off. Please look into it! Thanks!

  • zoslize

    December 3, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    I love when you guys do commentaries! Hope to see more!

  • December 3, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Hi thanks, these past two weekends, I just filmed a few more scenes. It’s coming along slowly. Just realized I screwed up a few shots, so I might have to set up another re-shoot of those particular shots. Filming is never easy. Thanks for asking.

  • December 3, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    AWESOME job guys! It’s great hearing you two talk about a classic movie like this. I guess I seem to be the only one that actually enjoyed this film, though I admit the final twist is a bit hard to swallow.

  • timthemovieguy

    December 3, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    James and Mike if MST3K and Rifftrax have made fun of it I know someone that has.Elvira did this movie as part of Movie Macabre. I would check it out if you guys get a chance .

  • December 3, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Yeah, I’m about to experience what film making and editing is all about when I start my first semester at Angelo State University next month, so I will know your pain all too well very soon. I’m sure you’ll get the retakes done right the next time you film. Keep strong, James. You’re almost there. : )

  • Sesquipedal

    December 4, 2012 at 4:21 am

    Thanks for this!
    I kind of want to watch the Blue-Ray version, only for the hope that I can see more of the set 🙂
    The film was set in 1806 – Jack says it around 22:30 – just in case anyone misses it whilst listening to the commentary.
    I also have no idea WHAT was “The Terror”. I suspect the title simply refers to the feeling that each character had — the terror in themselves. They all feel terror. Even the fake ghost woman.

    Also, great time to watch a movie like this 🙂 shhhhhhh.

  • monkymahn

    December 4, 2012 at 5:19 am

    I’m actually watching thhis at 5 in the morning… Hahaha

  • milkyway

    December 4, 2012 at 6:13 am

    COOL commentary!! you guys should do this with Evil Dead or Army of Darkness.

  • sutekh22

    December 4, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Some info on the other versions of the Terror. The 1927 one was the first ever talking picture. It’s lost now, but evidently it didn’t even have printed credits, an announcer read them. It was remade in 1938 (and that version is on DVD via Alpha). it’s more of a haunted house mystery than a true horror film but not without its charm. Alistair Sim, Scrooge in the 51 verison is in it as a criminal.

  • Eltanin

    December 4, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    So much fun watching this with your commentary guys, I loved that ending.

    Great job!

  • xconwayx

    December 4, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    I found this on the Boris Karloff Wikipedia page.

    “The Batman villain Clayface (aka Basil Karlo) was inspired by Boris Karloff and his career”

    In my opinion this could all correlate. I think it is a homage to “The Terror.”

    Keep up the good work guys!

  • December 5, 2012 at 1:00 am

    the movies was crazy! thanks for explaining it. i wouldn’t have understood it if you didn’t tell me what was going on. i tried watching other movies you reviewed but kinda got Lost. I love your reviews but when watching the real movies i get really lost and bored . Please do more commentary. you keep me entertained the whole time during a boring movie. I would have not watched this whole movie if it wasn’t for your commentary ! james and mike you guys rock!

  • ObSoLeTe

    December 5, 2012 at 2:23 am

    Mike!. go watch Phelous or Obscurus Lupa review of Birdemic . great reviews. its classed as bad as the room!!!

  • rayhs1984

    December 5, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Acording to IMDB the cave in the ocean was filmed at Big Sur.

  • Ithilliam

    December 7, 2012 at 5:58 am

    Good lord… first time I watched this film it was on a collection of 50 classic horror movies on DVD. I remember enjoying it, but acknowledging its badness. Loved hearing your guys’ thoughts on it

  • trogdor1984

    December 8, 2012 at 8:00 am

    James – its ironic that you should mention you don’t think it would be possible to film a movie in 2-3 days, as thats exactly how long it took to film the original Little Shop of Horrors – Jack Nicholson’s first movie appearance 🙂 I believe the director/writer pretty much challenged himself to make it to such a tight schedule – just to see if it was possible!

    Incidentally – the Rick Moranis musical remake from the 80s is one of my favorite movies ever – I’d love to see a Rolfe Review ^^

  • hyperbird1214

    December 8, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Looks like sega cd

  • NihilisticToast

    December 18, 2012 at 1:57 am

    I would play the fuck out of an NES hack based on The Terror.

  • mark davis

    March 3, 2013 at 3:50 am

    it about time someone made this movie interesting…

  • isaac rathe

    March 15, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    You should do a feature length commentary on john carpenters new movie. The Ward

  • isaac rathe

    March 15, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    You guys should do a commentary on john carpenters new movie. The Ward

  • HomingMissiles

    March 30, 2013 at 12:58 am

    In the “Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel” documentary there’s a brief part where Nicholson and Corman themselves talk about the making of The Terror. Corman confirms that parts of it were directed by the (now famous) people you guys mention in the video. Btw, not to spoil anything, but present-day Nicholson poking fun at the nonsensical nature of the plot is just hilarious!

  • Godly God

    May 28, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    You guys should do commentary and make fun of “Godzilla’s Revenge”.
    I love Godzilla, but THAT pice of shit should be put down and you should be the one to do it.

  • July 22, 2013 at 12:28 am

    cant wait for more i love these

  • March 2, 2014 at 1:19 am

    This is actually one of my favorites.

  • February 16, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    I love these commentaries, I hope you guys do more. Even if you just do the audio Riff-Track style. I’d even pay a couple bucks for ’em.

  • June 2, 2016 at 2:19 am

    I wanted to watch this 2 days ago and I couldent find it I also can’t seem to find the video were James talks about what monster he considers to be a universal monsters family what’s that video called please tell me it had jaws lawnchany and a bunch of outhers

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