Trailer: Short Film Based On Edgar Allan Poe’s THE TELL TALE HEART

Movies In Focus is a huge fan of the great Edgar Allan Poe. His literature is beautifully textured and much of his worked has been adapted in a variety different films – the best being a series horror films in the 1960s from Roger Corman starring Vincent Price. 

Now in 2020 Poe’s The Tell Tale Heart is hitting screens as a short film, adapted by writer-director McClain Lindquist. I caught another short film based on the same Poe tale back in 2018 called Heartless. I think it’s great that both these films look so different. 

This has my attention. 

Check out the trailer 

The synopsis:

Descend into Madness with “The Tell Tale Heart”.

Adapted from Edgar Allen Poe’s original text, this original psychological thriller story has been re-imagined in this mind-bending, pulse-pounding, bloody-disgusting short film.

Revisiting Poe’s The Tell Tale Heart is more than bringing a classic horror story to a new audience; it’s discovering a creative way to explore this classic psychological thriller. The narrative is enhanced through an unpredictable use of sound and light. The characters blend a modern sensibility with anachronistic charm as seen through an unsettling array of time and space, while a shifting setting disorients the unwitting audience. What is seen and what is heard leads the perplexed audience to ask… what is insanity and what truly constitutes reality?