October 30, 2012

Edgar Allan Poe Month: Movies Based on Poe or His Works

The Black Cat (1934)

The Black Cat DVD, on Amazon

Based on the 1845 Poe story "The Black Cat." Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer and starring two masters of horror, Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff.

The Black Cat, on AMC Filmsite

The Black Cat, on IMDB

The Black Cat, at Jaxon Film Fest

The Black Cat 1934 on Tumblr

The Black Cat, at Turner Classic Movies

The Black Cat, Part 1 of 6, on YouTube

The Black Cat Vintage Repro Poster, on eBay


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.

Edgar Allan Poe's Annabel Lee, on IMDB

http://www.edgarallanpoesannabellee.com/

Edgar Allan Poe's Annabel Lee Trailer, on YouTube


An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe (1972)

An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe/Tomb of Ligeia DVD, on Amazon

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."

An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe, on IMDB

An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe, on Wikipedia

An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe, on YouTube


House of Usher (1960)

House of Usher DVD, on Amazon

Roger Corman directed Vincent Price in this film based on the Poe short story.

Fall of the House of Usher 1960, at IMDB

The Fall of the House of Usher, on Tumblr

House of Usher 1960, at Wikipedia

House of Usher, on YouTube

House of Usher Lobby Card, on eBay


The Key to Annabel Lee

A mystery short by author Staci Layne Wilson and Skinny Puppy's Nivek Ogre.

The Key to Annabel Lee, on IMDB

The Key to Annabel Lee Trailer, on YouTube


The Masque of the Red Death (1964)

Watch Masque of the Red Death on Amazon Prime Instant Videos

Another Roger Corman/Vincent Price film, based on the Poe story.

Masque of the Red Death 1964, on IMDB

Masque of the Red Death on Tumblr

Masque of the Red Death on Wikipedia

The Masque of the Red Death, on Netflix

Masque of the Red Death 1964, on YouTube


Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)

Murders in the Rue Morgue Reproduction Poster, on eBay

This early film starred Bela Lugosi.

Murders in the Rue Morgue 1932, on IMDB

Murders in the Rue Morgue, on Tumblr

Murders in the Rue Morgue 1932, on Wikipedia

Murders in the Rue Morgue 1932 Trailer, on YouTube


The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)

The Pit and the Pendulum 1961 DVD, on Amazon

Another Roger Corman/Vincent Price flick.

The Pit and the Pendulum 1961, on IMDB

The Pit and the Pendulum on Tumblr

The Pit and the Pendulum 1961 on Wikipedia

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The Pit and the Pendulum, on YouTube


The Pit and the Pendulum (1991)

The Pit and the Pendulum 1991 DVD, on Amazon

This starred Lance Henriksen, who I think is adorable.

The Pit and the Pendulum 1991 at IMDB

Rent The Pit and the Pendulum 1991 from Amazon or Watch Free on Amazon Instant Prime


The Premature Burial (1962)

The Premature Burial Blu-Ray, on Amazon

This Roger Corman film was the only one of his Poe-themed movies that didn't star Vincent Price. Instead, Ray Milland starred.

The Premature Burial, on IMDB

The Premature Burial, on Wikipedia

The Premature Burial Trailer, on YouTube


The Raven (1935)

The Bela Lugosi Collection, on Amazon

This film starred the two powerhouse horror leading men of the time, Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi.

The Raven (1935) on IMDB

The Raven 1935 on Tumblr

The Raven (1935) on Wikipedia

The Raven (1935) Trailer, on YouTube


The Raven (1963)

The Raven (1963) DVD on Amazon

Roger Corman directed three greats: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre and Boris Karloff in this adaptation of Poe's poem.

The Raven (1963) on IMDB

The Raven 1963 on Tumblr

The Raven (1963) on Wikipedia

Watch The Raven 1963 on Amazon Prime Instant Video

The Raven (1963), on YouTube


The Raven (2012)

Unfortunately this detective drama fictionalizing Edgar Allan Poe's life wasn't well received by critics or audiences. It starred one of my favorite actors, John Cusack.

The Raven (2012) on IMDB

The Raven Official Facebook Page

The Raven Official Twitter

The Raven Trailer, on Apple

The Raven (2012) on Wikipedia

The Raven Trailer, on YouTube


The Spectre of Edgar Allan Poe (1974)

The Spectre of Edgar Allan Poe Poster, on eBay

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?

The Spectre of Edgar Allan Poe, on IMDB

The Spectre of Edgar Allan Poe, at Sinful Celluloid


Tales of Terror (1962)

Tales of Terror DVD, on Amazon

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."

Tales of Terror (1962) on IMDB

Tales of Terror on Tumblr

Tales of Terror (1962) on Wikipedia

Tales of Terror 1962 Trailer, on YouTube


The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)

An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe/Tomb of Ligeia DVD, on Amazon

Roger Corman, Vincent Price and Elizabeth Shepherd.

The Tomb of Ligeia (1964) on IMDB

The Tomb of Ligeia on Tumblr

The Tomb of Ligeia (1964) on Wikipedia

The Tomb of Ligeia Trailer, on YouTube

The Tomb of Ligeia Movie Poster, on eBay


The Tomb (2009)

Fangoria Frightfest Presents The Tomb, on Amazon

This movie starred the ultra-sexy Wes Bentley. It was originally titled "Ligeia."

The Tomb, on IMDB


RELATED LINKS:

Roger Corman's Best Poe Movies (Chiller TV)


--Copyright 2012 Carrie Carolin

Edgar Allan Poe Month on Darklinks.com

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