Story: Three of Edgar Allan Poe’s stories are featured in this horror anthology; “Morella”, “The Black Cat” and “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar”.
Scares: Mild by today’s standards, but effective.
Splat factor: It’s old-school, so not much to see by way of gore. But these stories don’t need it.
Closing scene “shocker”?: There’s a little bit of “The Cask of Amontillado” thrown in, and it works perfectly with the story.
Remake, Sequel or OG (Original Ghoul)?: Though there are several Poe anthologies by American International Pictures, Tales of Terror is an original, just like Poe himself.
Trick or Treat?: An oldie but a goodie; like a small handful of candy corn, it’s just the right amount without overstaying it’s welcome. It’s always a treat to see Vincent Price and Peter Lorre. The wine tasting scene in “The Black Cat” is an absolute hoot, and the “drunk cam” shows that you don’t need a ton of money for interesting effects. But there are scares too; “Morella” is a creepy gothic, and “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar” ends things with a scream.