Halloween may be over, but the chilling tales of Edgar Allan Poe are here to stay.
In Extraordinary Tales (NR, 5/5 stars, currently priced at $6.99 to rent in SD or HD, $6.99 to own in SD / $7.99 in HD), such legends of horror as Guillermo Del Toro, Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee, Vincent Price and Roger Corman give voice to the characters in five classic short stories by Edgar Allan Poe:
– The Fall of the House of Usher
– The Tell Tale Heart
– The Facts In the Case Of M. Valdemar
– The Pit and The Pendulum
– The Masque of the Red Death
Each story is animated in a different style, ranging from highly stylized black-and-white live action capture (The Tell-Tale Heart) to gorgeous CGI that renders the characters with puppet-like textures and angular, hard edges (The Fall of the House of Usher).
Whether you’re a Poe fan or a fan of animated art, this collection does not disappoint.