Edgar Allan Poe meets Guillermo del Toro? Sign me up.
The first trailer for the animated horror anthology, Extraordinary Tales, was released last week and showed the latest takes on five of Poe’s most popular stories. The film features the voice work of Del Toro, Roger Corman, Bela Lugosi, Julian Sands, and Christopher Lee in one of his final roles.
The film follows five of Poe’s stories: The Fall of the House of Usher, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar, The Masque of the Red Death, and The Pit and the Pendulum.
Each story has different animation and directed Raul Garcia seems to bring a distinct, spooky look to the stories that feels fresh even though these have been done multiple times before. It has been awhile since we have had a Poe adaptation (don’t remind me of that dreadful John Cusack movie) and the level of animation makes me curious enough for the film.
Extraordinary Tales is available on-demand and on iTunes on October 23.