The Terror

Release date:1963

  • Big Sur


Boris Karloff, Jack Nicholson and Sandra Knight; directed by Roger Corman, King of the B Movies, who also co-produced it with Francis Ford Coppola; low-budget horror movie, panned by the critics, about a baron who lives for 20 years in a creepy castle, mourning the death of his wife; one of Corman's quickies; it was shot over one weekend on the set of "The Raven," plus location scenes done at Big Sur and other coastal locations in California; in Corman's autobiography, "How I Made a Hundred Movies in Hollywood and Never Lost a Dime," Nicholson said he was overcome by a wave while wearing a heavy costume and almost drowned in the surf at Big Sur during the filming and that Coppola, in charge of the Big Sur filming, went over budget by taking 11 days instead of three days at Big Sur.