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The Dunwich Horror

Released 1970
Distributor AIP

Directed in 1970 by Roger Corman’s wizardly production designer, Daniel Haller, scored by Les Baxter and produced by Corman, Sam Arkoff and James Nicholson, The Dunwich Horror is an A.I.P. film through and through. Based on H.P. Lovecraft’s 1928 story and cowritten by Curtis Hanson, the film was to have starred Boris Karloff (featured in Haller’s previous Lovecraft adaptation, Die, Monster, Die) but Karloff passed away before the production’s start. Peter Fonda and Diane Varsi, originally cast as the conjurer Wilbur Whateley and his victim, each bowed out to be replaced by Dean Stockwell and Sandra Dee. The final film role of Ed Begley.

About Darren Bousman

Darren Lynn Bousman was born in Overland Park, Kansas, and is a graduate of the Film School at Full Sail University. After co-writing and directing Saw II, Darren went on to direct Saw IIISaw IV and the cult Rock-Opera Repo! The Genetic Opera.  His directing credits also include Mother’s Day, 11-11-11, The Devil’s Carnival and The Barrens.