If there was ever the perfect embodiment of the “so bad it’s good” movie, this is it. I’m pretty convinced that this film have become a cult classic almost solely based on it’s fascinatingly bizarre production history (summarized in the trivia section below).
The Terror (1963)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBrTFbPfwXg - from the Cult Cinema Classics YouTube channel (1 hour 19 mins long - 1080p)
A young officer in Napoleon’s Army pursues a mysterious woman to the castle of an elderly Baron.
Directed by Roger Corman, Francis Ford Coppola (three or four days), Jack Hale (one day), Monte Hellman (a few days), Jack Hill (a few days), Dennis Jakob (one day), & Jack Nicholson (one day).
Cast: Boris Karloff, Jack Nicholson & Sandra Knight.
The Terror began as a challenge to shoot most of a gothic film in two days using left over sets from The Raven (1963). It turned into the longest production of producer Roger Corman’s career – an ordeal that required five directors and nine months to complete.