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Edgar Allan Poe Animated Anthology Extraordinary Tales Features Legends Like Bela Lugosi and Guillermo del Toro

Do you love your Gothic stories? Extraordinary Tales is an animated anthology of Poe’s stories, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Masque of Red Death and The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar. Each story will be told in a different artistic style and Sir Christopher Lee, Bela Lugosi, Julian Sands, Roger Corman, and Guillermo del Toro will lend their voices to the anthology. You don’t hear them in the trailer, but that does keep the mystery alive.

I’m definitely going to check this out, if only for the amazing cast list. Although, it is a little bit frustrating that the voices are all male when women have always played a huge role in the Gothic tradition. Still, these are stories I love and the animations look wonderfully appropriately creepy. I’m especially looking forward to Roger Corman, since his series of Poe films with Vincent Price did some really cool stuff in creating a visual Gothic.

Extraordinary Tales will be out in theaters and On Demand October 23rd, are you going to watch?

(via Indiewire)

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