Extraordinary Tales Reviews

October 25, 2015
Five stories by Edgar Allan Poe get varied treatment in this striking but inert animated compendium.
October 23, 2015
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 22, 2015
"Extraordinary Tales" reminds viewers that animation can enable an artist to realize an individual vision, even on a limited budget.
October 22, 2015
Just in time for Halloween comes this singular tribute to Edgar Allan Poe from veteran animator Raul Garcia.
October 22, 2015
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
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
In spite of the common source material and tone of oppressive psychological horror, these shorts feel like they could be the work of five different people.
October 21, 2015
[It] has its moments, and will be a welcome respite for any middle schooler sitting through a boring lecture. But if we were ever asked if we wanted a second viewing, we'd have to quoth the raven: nevermore.