The Tell-Tale Heart

Synopsis: A haunting account of a tormented man who continually re-admits himself into a medical facility, in a futile attempt to escape from his pending madness. Based on Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Tell-Tale Heart".
Genre: Thriller
81 min

way back to the late 1800s.

House was commissioned by a young

fella named Arthur Harris.

When he passed away,

his son redid the decor

and introduced the bust

of Edward Mordrake.

He supposedly had a face

at the back of his head.

It would cry and whisper things

to him while he tried to sleep.

What happened to him'? Who,

Edward or young master Harris'?

Both I guess.

Well, strangely,

their fate was the same.

They both killed themselves.

But these stories

are better saved

for when a better

light can be seen

and the hour is not so late.

Easy there. Now, don't worry.

It's not gonna bite.

Promise you,

it never hurt anybody.

I'm sorry, I, uh...

Don't think anything of it.

Go on, get some rest.

We have a lot of work to do.

Good night.

Good night.

Now, this is the point.

You fancy me mad.

Madmen know nothing.

But you should've seen me.

You should've seen

how wisely I proceeded,

with what caution,

with what foresight,

with what dissimulation

I went to work.

You can relax.


How could anyone relax

under this scrutiny?

Constant questions,

distrusting glances.

The truth is here.

You will see how it unfolds.

You will see

my insanity is intact.

And I will end this.

I knew I could

not be alone in this.

That would be just too cool.

Help was always

just out of reach.

Just out of focus.


I craved any escape.

Anything that

would dull my senses.

Anything that

would let me taste freedom.

Just a glimpse of a new start.

Or an end.


Only here,

only in my blissful numb fog

could I dare to hope,

pray that she will come again.

Pray that she?! show me

the way out.

Oh, my love, I did this for you.

I've paid this price for us.

To purchase our escape

from the hell that torments me,

that torment's us.

I will not break.

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