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19th Apr '16 8:32:01 AM ThatBitterTase
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After filming of this movie was complete, Corman realized he still had two more days of filming with Karloff on the contract. He thus appointed a young Peter Bogdanovich to create a movie using stock footage from ''The Terror'', starring Karloff. The result was ''Film/{{Targets}}''.
15th Oct '15 11:58:22 AM Chris
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-->''Out of all the movies that Jack Nicholson's famous for, I wonder if anyone's ever talked to him about this one? If I had the chance, I'd say "Man, you have me The Terror!"''

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-->''Out of all the movies that Jack Nicholson's famous for, I wonder if anyone's ever talked to him about this one? If I had the chance, I'd say "Man, you have gave me The Terror!"''
15th Oct '15 11:57:41 AM Chris
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''The Terror'' is 1963 horror film by Creator/RogerCorman. It stars Creator/BorisKarloff and Creator/JackNicholson.

In 1806, a lost soldier from the French army finds himself in a strange castle, and investigates the strange people around it.

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''The Terror'' [[quoteright:216:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/theterror1963.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:216:Good luck figuring out what the "Terror" really is.]]

-->''Out of all the movies that Jack Nicholson's famous for, I wonder if anyone's ever talked to him about this one? If I had the chance, I'd say "Man, you have me The Terror!"''
-->-- '''James Rolfe'''

'''''The Terror'''''
is a 1963 horror film directed by Creator/RogerCorman. It stars Creator/RogerCorman, starring Creator/BorisKarloff in one of his last film roles and Creator/JackNicholson.

Creator/JackNicholson in one of his first.

In 1806, a lost french soldier from the French army finds himself in named Andre Duvalier is saved by a strange castle, woman named Helene. Seeking refuge in a castle owned by a baron, Duvalier finds the woman again, who the baron thinks is the ghost of his long-dead wife. However, Duvalier is instead convinced that the woman has been hypnotized by a witch, tormenting the baron to the brink of madness.

The film was infamously made using left-overs from ''[[Film/TheRaven1963 The Raven]]'' (including both the cast
and investigates sets), which Corman finished two days earlier than expected. Having Boris Karloff on hand, Corman decided to write and film his scenes first, and then figure out everything else afterwards as there wasn't even a script. Also notable is that Corman wasn't the strange only director, as the movie had at least four other people directing scenes, two of them being Creator/FrancisFordCoppola and Creator/JackNicholson. The result is, as Creator/JamesRolfe put it, "a mishmash of two things: 1, people walking around it.
in dark rooms, and 2, people explaining new plot twists every other scene as if ten different [[Creator/MNightShyamalan M. Night Shyamalans]] were involved".

The movie is in the public domain, which means one can very easily find it either online or as part of a box set with other such movies. While it's not technically part of Corman's "[[Creator/EdgarAllanPoe Poe]] Cycle", it often gets lumped in with the others due to using the same cast and sets as ''The Raven'', as well as generally feeling like something derived from Poe's works.

James Rolfe [[http://cinemassacre.com/2010/10/09/the-terror/ featured]] the movie as part of Monster Madness 2010: Camp Cult, and eventually did [[http://cinemassacre.com/2012/12/02/the-terror-1963-commentary/ a feature-length commentary]] on it with Mike Mattei.

Not to be confused with the [[Literature/TheTerror novel]] by Dan Simmons.
17th Jul '15 8:14:16 PM flaminghomer
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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Jack Nicholson plays a French officer with a New Jersey accent.
20th May '15 1:15:49 AM Mdumas43073
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Soldier from the French army finds himself amidst a strange castle, and investigates the strange people around it.

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Soldier In 1806, a lost soldier from the French army finds himself amidst in a strange castle, and investigates the strange people around it.
2nd Oct '13 11:54:41 AM erforce
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* PoorCommunitaionKills: Stefan confronts the old woman living in the cabin on the Baron's lands. He knows she's a witch, has some sort of plan against the Baron, and threatens to burn her out if she doesn't leave. She tells him she's avenging Eric. What Stefan doesn't ask is who Eric is to her, thus setting up the rest of the movie.

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* PoorCommunitaionKills: PoorCommunicationKills: Stefan confronts the old woman living in the cabin on the Baron's lands. He knows she's a witch, has some sort of plan against the Baron, and threatens to burn her out if she doesn't leave. She tells him she's avenging Eric. What Stefan doesn't ask is who Eric is to her, thus setting up the rest of the movie.
2nd Oct '13 11:54:25 AM erforce
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* PoorCommunitaionKills: Stefan confronts the old woman living in the cabin on the Baron's lands. He knows she's a witch, has some sort of plan against the Baron, and threatens to burn her out if she doesn't leave. She tells him she's avenging Eric. What Stefan doesn't ask is who Eric is to her, thus setting up the rest of the movie.
20th Jul '13 9:04:35 AM JulietA2
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* StyrofoamRocks: During the climax, rocks which fall on water start floating on it.

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* StyrofoamRocks: During the climax, rocks which fall on in water start floating float on it.
2nd Feb '13 1:59:49 AM erforce
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''The Terror'' is 1963 horror film by Roger Corman. It stars Creator/BorisKarloff and Creator/JackNicholson.

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''The Terror'' is 1963 horror film by Roger Corman.Creator/RogerCorman. It stars Creator/BorisKarloff and Creator/JackNicholson.



* StyrofoamRocks: During the climax, rocks which fall on water start floating on it.

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* StyrofoamRocks: During the climax, rocks which fall on water start floating on it.it.

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2nd Feb '13 1:58:00 AM erforce
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''The Terror'' is a 2006 HistoricalFiction/Supernatural Horror novel written by DanSimmons, detailing the doomed 1845 voyage to explore the Northwest Passage of ships HMS Terror and Erebus.

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!!This work contains examples of:
* AbandonShip
* AGodAmI: [[spoiler: Hickey believes this of himself, even as he watches The Thing devour his band of cannibal mutineers and [[YourSoulIsMine his very soul.]]]]
* AnyoneCanDie: Many anonymous crew members are eating by The Thing, and several important characters are mentioned as having died in passing, with little to no fanfare. By the end of the book, the remaining crew is not even bothering to bury their dead.
* BurialAtSea: Somewhat subverted, as the sea is so deeply frozen the crew members can only dig holes in the ice to bury their dead in.
* DearDiary: Dr. Goodsir keeps a diary and most of the chapters centering on him consist of his diary entries.
* {{Dedication}}: Perhaps fittingly, to the cast of TheThingFromAnotherWorld.
* {{Determinator}}: Captain Francis Rawdon Moira Crozier. Also Icemaster Blanky, [[spoiler: who successfully escapes being eaten by the creature ''twice.'' The creature ends up eating the man only because he finally sits down and allows it to.]]
* DoorStopper
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Crozier does this while recovering from quitting drinking [[GoingColdTurkey cold turkey]].
* DwindlingParty
* GentleGiant: Manson, at least unless directed otherwise.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler: Hickey decides John Irving must die after he catches him and Magnus Manson [[SituationalSexuality with their pants down.]]]]
* HopeSpot: A number of these. Most involve the possibility of finding open leads to sail out of the frozen sea on.
* ImmuneToBullets: The Thing.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
* MindlinkMates: Crozier and Lady Silence.
* PsychicLink: Crozier eventually develops this with Lady Silence.
* ShoutOut: An in-universe example, one of the crew members suggest the Grand Venetian Carnivale tents be designed in the same manner as the colored rooms in [[EdgarAllanPoe Poe's]] Masque of the Red Death.
* TheAlcoholic: Crozier.
* TheCaptain: Crozier.
* TheVoiceless: Lady Silence.
* ThisIsAsFarAsIGo: [[spoiler: Icemaster Blanky and John Bridgens realize the futility of the situation and decide to die with a modicum of dignity. Blanky is eaten by The Thing, but Bridgens fate is not written but certainly he dies as well.]]
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: [[spoiler: The map of the area the ships Terror and Erebus and their respective crews are traversing in the novel is marked with the burial locations of a number of characters, by name, so when characters with these names begin showing up it's not hard to realize who's not going to survive.]]
* WoodenShipsAndIronMen
* YoungFutureFamousPeople: Sir John Franklin's wife is smitten with a Peter Mark Roget. Sir John dismisses his plans of writing a "[[ItWillNeverCatchOn silly dictionary.]]"

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''The Terror'' is a 2006 HistoricalFiction/Supernatural Horror novel written 1963 horror film by DanSimmons, detailing Roger Corman. It stars Creator/BorisKarloff and Creator/JackNicholson.

Soldier from
the doomed 1845 voyage to explore French army finds himself amidst a strange castle, and investigates the Northwest Passage of ships HMS Terror and Erebus.

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strange people around it.

!!This work contains film has the examples of:
of:

* AbandonShip
* AGodAmI: [[spoiler: Hickey believes this of himself, even as
BecomingTheMask: [[spoiler:Eric]] has been impersonating [[spoiler:the Baron]] so long that he watches The Thing devour his band of cannibal mutineers and [[YourSoulIsMine his very soul.]]]]
has become convinced that he really is him.
* AnyoneCanDie: Many anonymous crew members are eating by The Thing, and several important characters are mentioned as having died in passing, with little BoltOfDivineRetribution: When Katrina (who's a witch) is forced to no fanfare. By the end of the book, the remaining crew is not even bothering to bury their dead.
enter hallowed ground (a graveyard), a lightning bolt strikes her down.
* BurialAtSea: Somewhat subverted, as the sea is so deeply frozen the crew members can only dig holes in the ice to bury their dead in.
* DearDiary: Dr. Goodsir keeps a diary and most of the chapters centering on him consist of his diary entries.
* {{Dedication}}: Perhaps fittingly, to the cast of TheThingFromAnotherWorld.
* {{Determinator}}: Captain Francis Rawdon Moira Crozier. Also Icemaster Blanky, [[spoiler:
DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Helene]], who successfully escapes being eaten by the creature ''twice.'' The creature ends up eating the man only because he finally sits down and allows it to.]]
* DoorStopper
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Crozier does this while recovering from quitting drinking [[GoingColdTurkey cold turkey]].
* DwindlingParty
* GentleGiant: Manson, at least unless directed otherwise.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler: Hickey decides John Irving must die after he catches him and Magnus Manson [[SituationalSexuality with their pants down.]]]]
* HopeSpot: A number of these. Most involve the possibility of finding open leads to sail out of the frozen sea on.
* ImmuneToBullets: The Thing.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
* MindlinkMates: Crozier and Lady Silence.
* PsychicLink: Crozier eventually develops this with Lady Silence.
* ShoutOut: An in-universe example, one of the crew members suggest the Grand Venetian Carnivale tents be designed in the same manner as the colored rooms in [[EdgarAllanPoe Poe's]] Masque of the Red Death.
* TheAlcoholic: Crozier.
* TheCaptain: Crozier.
* TheVoiceless: Lady Silence.
* ThisIsAsFarAsIGo: [[spoiler: Icemaster Blanky and John Bridgens realize the futility of the situation and decide to die with a modicum of dignity. Blanky is eaten by The Thing, but Bridgens fate is not written but certainly he dies as well.]]
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: [[spoiler: The map of the area the ships Terror and Erebus and their respective crews are traversing in the novel is marked with the burial locations of a number of characters, by name, so
withers away when characters with these names begin showing up it's not hard to realize who's not going to survive.]]
[[spoiler:Ilsa's spirit leaves her body]].
* WoodenShipsAndIronMen
* YoungFutureFamousPeople: Sir John Franklin's wife is smitten with a Peter Mark Roget. Sir John dismisses his plans of writing a "[[ItWillNeverCatchOn silly dictionary.]]"
StyrofoamRocks: During the climax, rocks which fall on water start floating on it.
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