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Extraordinary Tales (2015)

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Adapting the look and variety of a classic horror anthology, this film offers heart-pounding takes on The Tell-Tale Heart, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar, and The Masque of the Red Death. Each tale is given a unique animated look, inspired by sources as diverse as classic Hollywood black-and-white monster films, or the pulpy feel of EC Comics, and narrated by a stable of legendary genre directors and actors.

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Cast

Christopher Lee
as Narrator: The Fall of the House of Usher
Guillermo del Toro
as Narrator: The Pit and the Pendulum
Julian Sands
as Narrator: The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar
Roger Corman
as Prince Prospero
Bela Lugosi
as Narrator: The Tell-Tale Heart (archive footage)
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Five stories by Edgar Allan Poe get varied treatment in this striking but inert animated compendium.

October 25, 2015 | Full Review…
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Poe's storytelling gift is so timeless, and the voice actors assembled so captivating, that "Extraordinary Tales" can't help but work on some level. It just never quite rises above that faint praise.

October 23, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

"Extraordinary Tales" reminds viewers that animation can enable an artist to realize an individual vision, even on a limited budget.

October 22, 2015 | Full Review…

Just in time for Halloween comes this singular tribute to Edgar Allan Poe from veteran animator Raul Garcia.

October 22, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The best sections reverberate with the power of Poe's words. As such, they serve as apt tributes to yarns that will always be more formidable on the page than on the screen.

October 22, 2015 | Full Review…

The voices of the late Christopher Lee and Bela Lugosi reading from the text isn't quite the same. But Garcia compensates with a different animation style for each of the five stories.

October 22, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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