An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe
A diabolical quartet of HORRIFYING Evil!
A collection of 4 Poe stories narrated by Vincent Price: 1) The Telltale Heart, 2) Pit and the Pendulum, 3) The Sphinx, and 4) The Cask of Amantillado.
Edgar Allan Poe was the first author that I fell in love with when I was young. The brevity of his stories, along with their macabre nature and rich imagery, easily cemented Poe's genius in my mind. To that end, like almost anything one reads, you have a preconceived notion of how the characters look and sound in your mind. Unfortunately for me, these notions were at odds with the performances of Vincent Price in four of Poe's short stories. The film clocked in at a meager 53 minutes, but felt like two hours. I love Vincent Price, and I could understand AIP's reason for having him do these one man recitations. The man's a legend of the Gothic horror…