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Extraordinary Tales (2013)

Not Rated | | Animation, Horror, Mystery | 23 October 2015 (USA)
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An animated anthology of five tales adapted from Edgar Allan Poe's stories.

Director:

Raul Garcia

Writers:

Edgar Allan Poe (based on the stories of), Raul Garcia | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Christopher Lee ... Narrator (segment "The Fall of the House of Usher") (voice) (as Sir Christopher Lee)
Bela Lugosi ... Narrator (segment "The Tell-Tale Heart") (voice) (archive footage)
Julian Sands ... Narrator (segment "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar") (voice)
Guillermo del Toro ... Narrator (segment "The Pit and the Pendulum") (voice)
Roger Corman ... Prince Prospero (segment "The Masque of the Red Death") (voice)
Stephen Hughes Stephen Hughes ... Crow / Poe (interstitials) (voice)
Cornelia Funke Cornelia Funke ... Death (interstitials) (voice)
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An animated anthology of five tales adapted from Edgar Allan Poe's stories.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

EUR2,000,000 (estimated)
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Mélusine Productions See more »
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Color
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Trivia

The stories featured are "The Fall of the House of Usher," narrated by Sir Christopher Lee; "The Tell-Tale Heart," narrated by Bela Lugosi; "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar," narrated by Julian Sands; "The Pit and the Pendulum," narrated by Guillermo del Toro; and "The Masque of the Red Death," which isn't narrated. See more »

Goofs

(around 1h 08 mins) A tombstone giving data for Edgar Allan Poe with birth and death dates is seen; also showing a quote from one of his most famous writings but is misquoted as 'QUOT THE RAVEN "NEVERMORE"'. All publications and references to The Raven have always used the proper verbiage of Quoth instead of quot. See more »

Quotes

Death: You have devoted so many pages to my name, caressing my face with your poems, kissing my lips with your prose. All veiled love letters addressed to me. You fear me and yet you are insatiably attracted. Come with me. It's time.
Crow: No, it cannot be. I don't want to be forgotten. I was buried in a common grave. My writings were forgotten for years.
Death: You are already dead. How could you remember your own death...
Death: unless you have succumbed to my embrace? Your life is not worth living anymore. It is time ...
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One of the Best Animated Horror films of all time
26 July 2018 | by frankitownusaSee all my reviews

Of the animated horror movies I've been trying to hunt down in the last few years, this one takes the cake as my personal favorite and most pleasant surprise. I'd been saying for the longest time: "Why stretch out a whole Poe story to a feature-length snore or cheese-fest? The man wrote short stories! Make an anthology already!" Low and behold, that's what they did. Beyond adapting these stories to perfection visually, the whole movie is a love-letter to Poe, what with all the background references and the voice talents being that of horror-elite, showing their respect for the man who helped invent their genres of choice.

There are only two gripes I have with the film and that's some of the animation in the Pit and the Pendulum bit (the rest of the movie stylizes it's budgeted animation so it looks good even with all the resources the creators have) and the introductory cards and credits for each sequence, which can take you out of the movie. Besides that it's a must see Poe-lovers and animated horror fans.


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