Are you a fan of Edgar Allen Poe? Every time you see an anonymous black bird, do you have a strange irrational desire to shout ‘Nevermore’ at it? Then, “Extraordinary Tales” is the movie for you, featuring five of Poe’s most macabre short stories, brought to life by the greatest actors of our era. Read on for more details.
‘GKids’ just bought the North American rights to Raul Garcia’s “Extraordinary Tales.” The anthology film comprises of five animated shorts, with starkly different graphical styles, each narrated by an industry stalwart.
Who best to bring a chill to your bones with the lethal pendulum? Consider Sir Christopher Lee, who was at once Saruman, Count Dooku and Dracula narrating (in one of his final performances before his death). Or perhaps the voice of Bela Lugosi, the original Dracula. For younger audiences, we even have ‘Jaeger-master’ Guillermo Del Toro (“the Strain”, “Pacific Rim”) narrating one of the stories. We also have Roger Corman of “Sharktopus” fame and Julian Sands (“24”’s Vladimir Bierko) narrating the two other stories.
The official logline of the movie reads like a film-nerds wet dream:
“A film anthology of five of Edgar Allen Poe’s best-known stories, each told in a unique graphic style, and featuring some of the most beloved figures in horror film history. Adapting the look and variety of a classic horror anthology, Extraordinary Tales 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. Extraordinary Tales is directed by filmmaker Raul Garcia, with narration from Guillermo del Toro and Roger Corman.” (via Variety)
“Extraordinary Tales” is in theaters creeping you out on Oct 23, 2015.
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