For an early remake this is one of the best and Corman delivers updating the storyline for the 60's crowd but keeping it classic in the 1930's style. A power hungry and murderous man kills and tortures his way to the throne but is haunted by the ghosts of those he killed. Price steals the show but with his charming good looks and smooth delivery of lines he makes the film a pleasure to watch and the film would had suffered if in the hands of a lesser leading actor. The others all act equaly as well and it all holds together well. The direction is smooth and plays out the story very nicely with great drama scenes and thu ghosts are present and theres a few tense scenes the drama between Price and ghosts is handled with restraint and doesnt always go for the Boo factor that most ghost stories do. For a PG film theres quite a bit of violence and even torture even thu theres no blood apart from a few drops here and there and they are more for story purpose unlike todays bloodfests so I found that very impressive esp. from Roger Cormon whos later films really piled on the cheese. A satisfactory ending helps as well. Def worth seeing for fans of old school horror where a story, acting and atmosphere mattered more then a body count and is def welcome as any true horror fan would no doubt see the classics to respect how they used to be.