Poe on Film: Extraordinary Tales (2013)

We’re nowhere near Halloween, but for some reason mid-March I found myself in the mood for spooky stories, and few people have done those as well as Edgar Allan Poe. So, I was delighted to discover a Poe-based film to watch on Netflix: Extraordinary Tales (2013). Featuring animated vignettes based on five Poe stories, Extraordinary Tales opens with the man himself — in the form … Continue reading Poe on Film: Extraordinary Tales (2013)

Poe vs. film: The Murders in the Rue Morgue

*This post contains spoilers for both Poe’s story and the 1932 film adaptation. Edgar Allan Poe is one of my absolute favorite writers, and The Murders in the Rue Morgue is one of his best-known stories. Originally published in the April 1841 issue of Philadelphia periodical Graham’s Magazine (of which Poe served as editor for a time), this short piece is often regarded as the … Continue reading Poe vs. film: The Murders in the Rue Morgue