A funny satire of horror stories (inspired by Poe’s poem) set in 15th-century England – a time ruled by magic, fear, and superstition.
Dr Craven (Vincent Price) is the son of a great sorcerer, now dead, who was once himself quite skilled at that profession, but has since abandoned it.
One evening, a cowardly fool of a magician named Bedlo (Peter Lorre) comes to Craven for help – the evil Scarabus (Boris Karloff) has turned him into a raven and he needs someone to change him back. He also tells the reluctant wizard that Craven’s long-lost wife Lenore (Hazel Court), whom he loved greatly and thought dead, is living with the despised Scarabus.
Sorcerers Craven and Bedlo set out to get revenge on the power-hungry colleague Scarabus and they pit their wits and powers against each other in a fight to the finish.
Dr Erasmus Craven