Cry of the Banshee represents a low point in Vincent Price's acting career. I suppose that this is considered one of his Poe-based movies since they throw on a Poe quote at the beginning, but it has no real ties to the other movies in this series.
Similar to the flawed but still far superior Conqueror Worm, this movie has Vincent Price as the magistrate of a village who revels in his cruelty towards supposed witches. When he angers a real witch, a curse is visited upon him. If this sounds interesting in theory, it is not in execution.
Price looks like he is walking through his role, and despite his wooden acting, he is still the best in the bunch. Bad acting and writing makes this movie bad enough, but what kills it is that it's boring.
The only mildly interesting thing about this movie is the opening credit sequence, with Monty Python-style animation by Terry Gilliam, but even this misleads you into thinking that this movie might have some humor, which it doesn't. The only other good thing about this movie is it is relatively short (90 minutes) so it does eventually come to an end.