October 30, 2012
The Black Cat (1934)
Edgar Allan Poe's Annabel Lee (2009)
"Edgar Allan Poe's 'Annabel Lee' tells the story of Jack Blythe, an artist who rents a summer house in a quiet beach town to find creative inspiration. He gets more than he bargained for when he meets a beautiful but hauntingly mysterious woman who offers to be his subject for a painting. When Jack discovers that his seductive stranger resembles a woman presumed dead for 18 years, he becomes obsessed with uncovering the truth." An indie film written by the director.
An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe (1972)
This isn't a "film" per se but features Vincent Price reading aloud four of Poe's stories. He performed "The Cask of Amontillado, "The Pit and the Pendulum," "The Sphinx," and "The Tell-Tale Heart."
House of Usher (1960)
Roger Corman directed Vincent Price in this film based on the Poe short story.
The Key to Annabel Lee
The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
Another Roger Corman/Vincent Price film, based on the Poe story.
Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)
This early film starred Bela Lugosi.
The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
Another Roger Corman/Vincent Price flick.
The Pit and the Pendulum (1991)
This starred Lance Henriksen, who I think is adorable.
The Premature Burial (1962)
This Roger Corman film was the only one of his Poe-themed movies that didn't star Vincent Price. Instead, Ray Milland starred.
The Raven (1935)
The Raven (1963)
The Raven (2012)
The Spectre of Edgar Allan Poe (1974)
This adaptation starred Cesar Romero. It doesn't have much of a presence on the Net, it's not being released on Blu-Ray or DVD, and nobody is uploading trailers or clips from it to YouTube, so I infer it wasn't very good?
Tales of Terror (1962)
Another Roger Corman film, starring Vincent Price and Peter Lorre. The three shorts here are "Morella," "The Black Cat," and "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar."
The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)
Roger Corman, Vincent Price and Elizabeth Shepherd.
The Tomb (2009)
This movie starred the ultra-sexy Wes Bentley. It was originally titled "Ligeia."
--Copyright 2012 Carrie Carolin