The Raven (1935) – Review, Rating and Synopsis

The Raven (1935)

Welcome to, the most extensive Horror Movie Collection on earth and the favorite destination for millions of our horror genre fans for more than 20 years. In this article, you will find the The Raven Review, Rating, and Synopsis. The Raven is a 1935 English Horror movie directed by Lew Landers. We hope you will be able to find this The Raven Review article useful. In case you have any comments, please feel free to share with us.

  • Release Date:  1935
  • Genre:  Madness & Paranoia
  • Director:  Lew Landers
  • Screenwriter:  Clarence Marks, David Boehm, Dore Schary, Edgar Allan Poe, Florence Enright, Guy Endore, Jim Tully, John Lynch, Michael L. Simmons
  • Cast & Crew: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lester Matthews, Irene Ware, Samuel S. Hinds, Spencer Charters, Inez Courtney, Ian Wolfe, Maidel Turner

The Raven (1935) Rating:

  • Drew = 5 / 10;
  • IMDB = 7.1 / 10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 7.4 / 10

The Raven (1935) Synopsis:

Dr. Richard Vollin (Bela Lugosi) is a retired surgeon obsessed with death and torture. Forcing an unstable murderer (Boris Karloff) to join him, the two set up a night of horrors for unsuspecting houseguests staying at Dr. Vollin’s establishment.

The Raven (1935) Review:

Having very little to do with Edgar Allen Poe, I went into watching this film expecting something different from what I watched. That’s not to say though that The Raven was a bad movie – because it definitely had a lot of horror star power and thrilling moments. Bela Lugosi was tremendous as the evil Dr. Vollin but it seemed Karloff took a back-seat in this film. Karloff was good, the script just did not offer him the opportunity to put on a better performance.

The run-time of the film was less than an hour. However, having not a lot of buildup to the climax and lacking of character development and plot lines, I still found myself bored at times. Dialogues and interesting characters have to be always present and spot on during older movies and this movie just didn’t provide that. The Raven is a good watch and a classic monster movie but didn’t really have the shine that other Universal films have.

Also, Read: