Category Archives: Edgar Allan Poe

Revisit: Poe in the Cinema: “Histoires Extraordinares” (1968)

“Histoires Extraordinaires”  (1968) (Originally posted on July 12, 2010)    The cinema is rife with literary adaptations and the works of Edgar Allan Poe have fared surprisingly well as a good number of films have captured, if not the essence … Continue reading

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Poe in the Cinema: “The Oblong Box” (1969)

         “The Oblong Box”  (1969)       Gordon Hessler’s “The Oblong Box” is a tepid and dishonest attempt at a continuation of American International’s ongoing Edgar Allan Poe inspired series of films which began with Roger Corman’s 1959 “House of Usher”, … Continue reading

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Gallows Humor: “The Bat” (1926)

      “The Bat” is a rather creaky manor house murder mystery play by Mary Roberts Rinehart and Avery Hopwood, substantially derived from Rinehart’s 1908 novel The Circular Staircase with the embellishment of a costumed super-criminal, all of which has been … Continue reading

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Poe in the Cinema: “Tales of Terror” (1962)

    Sharing the portmanteau format that would later characterize the more prestigious but less successful “Histoires extraordinaires“, Roger Corman’s “Tales of Terror”- his fourth of what would become his eight film Edgar Allan Poe cycle -announces the depiction of three … Continue reading

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MONTHLY PHOTO QUIZ VOL. 666

IS THAT A TARANTULA IN YOUR CORSET OR ARE YOU JUST SCARED TO SEE ME?: OCTOBER CLASSIC FILM IMAGES QUIZ     Greeting boys and ghouls, once again it is time for another exciting plunge into that pit of darkness, that … Continue reading

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Poe in the Cinema: “The Tell-Tale Heart” (1953)

       Notoriously unlucky in the myriad of film translations of his work, Edgar Allan Poe finds an unlikely ally with the techniques of a minimalist animation style from U.P.A. Studios, a happy meeting of the literary and the graphic … Continue reading

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Poe in the Cinema: Two 1909 Griffith Shorts- “Edgar Allen Poe” & “The Sealed Room”

    Despite the endless spate of film either directly drawn from or merely produced through the route of provident inspiration (an exampled by the much of the celebrated Roger Corman adaptations), precious little of value has emerged from film versions of … Continue reading

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POE IN THE CINEMA: “HISTOIRES EXTRAORDINAIRES” (1968)

The cinema is rife with literary adaptations and the works of Edgar Allan Poe have fared surprisingly well as a good number of films have captured, if not the essence then the spirit of the writer. Considering Poe essentially limited … Continue reading

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