One of the most visually provocative films I've seen. Jean Epstein essentially went nuts with dissolves, focus, and layers to retell this masterpiece of horror. This is an adaptation of the Poe story, but it actually combines a number of his works. Which is totally sensible, they all sort of consist of the same themes. Whether you're familiar with the story or not, this is definetely a major mindfuck. Very creepy, avant garde... really cool old stuff.