Extraordinary Tales

Synopsis: An animated anthology of 5 stories adapted from Edgar Allan Poe.
Director(s): Raul Garcia
  4 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.5
Metacritic:
59
NOT RATED
Year:
2013
73 min
183 Views


You must!

You must behold this!

I hear it, and have heard it.

We have put her

living

in the tomb!

I now tell you

that I heard

her first feeble movements

in the hollow coffin.

I heard them many,

many days ago.

Yet I dared not,

I dared not speak!

The rending of her coffin,

and the grating of the

iron hinges of her prison,

and her struggles

within the coppered

archway of the vault!

Be calm.

It is the storm

that draws breath,

playing tricks on us both!

Is she not hurrying

to upbraid me for my haste?

Have I not heard

her footsteps on the stairs?

Do I not distinguish that heavy

and horrible

beating

of her heart?

Madman!

MADMAN!

I tell you that she now

stands without the door!

The vision before

me will stay burnt

into my very soul and haunt me

to the end of my days.

Where I gazed,

the House once stood.

I saw the mighty walls rushing

as under there was a long

tumultuous shouting sound,

like the voice of

a thousand waters

and the deep and

dank tarn at my feet

closed sullenly and silently

over the fragments

of the House of Usher.

Bravo!

In your own words he became

a victim of the very terrors

he had anticipated.

Much like you.

Don't you wish you were dead?

Why should I? I want to live.

I have more stories to tell.

Your time is up in your world.

You have nothing to lose,

no one to love.

Stop feeling guilty

for other people's death.

Virginia died in spite

of your care or your love.

Your mother succumbed

to my power

leaving you helplessly alone.

I was so young when she died...

I was denied even the

memory of her face.

Guilt never leads to any good.

If anything you are haunted...

Haunted by sorrow,

guilty not of a crime, but of

the inability to stop me...

If anything, I am guilty of

giving my readers

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Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (; born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country's earliest practitioners of the short story. Poe is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre and is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.Poe was born in Boston, the second child of two actors. His father abandoned the family in 1810, and his mother died the following year. Thus orphaned, the child was taken in by John and Frances Allan of Richmond, Virginia. They never formally adopted him, but Poe was with them well into young adulthood. Tension developed later as John Allan and Edgar repeatedly clashed over debts, including those incurred by gambling, and the cost of secondary education for the young man. Poe attended the University of Virginia but left after a year due to lack of money. Poe quarreled with Allan over the funds for his education and enlisted in the Army in 1827 under an assumed name. It was at this time that his publishing career began, albeit humbly, with the anonymous collection Tamerlane and Other Poems (1827), credited only to "a Bostonian". With the death of Frances Allan in 1829, Poe and Allan reached a temporary rapprochement. However, Poe later failed as an officer cadet at West Point, declaring a firm wish to be a poet and writer, and he ultimately parted ways with John Allan. Poe switched his focus to prose and spent the next several years working for literary journals and periodicals, becoming known for his own style of literary criticism. His work forced him to move among several cities, including Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City. In Richmond in 1836, he married Virginia Clemm, his 13-year-old cousin. In January 1845, Poe published his poem "The Raven" to instant success. His wife died of tuberculosis two years after its publication. For years, he had been planning to produce his own journal The Penn (later renamed The Stylus), though he died before it could be produced. Poe died in Baltimore on October 7, 1849, at age 40; the cause of his death is unknown and has been variously attributed to alcohol, "brain congestion", cholera, drugs, heart disease, rabies, suicide, tuberculosis, and other agents.Poe and his works influenced literature in the United States and around the world, as well as in specialized fields such as cosmology and cryptography. Poe and his work appear throughout popular culture in literature, music, films, and television. A number of his homes are dedicated museums today. The Mystery Writers of America present an annual award known as the Edgar Award for distinguished work in the mystery genre. more…

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