Lena Arendt’s review published on Letterboxd:
I am a great admirer of Edgar Allan Poe. His tragic life as well as the sad beauty of his poems have always fascinated me.
His ability to combine eeriness with melancholy is what makes him one of my favourite poets.
The Tell-Tale Heart tells the story of a madman who has the feeling of being haunted by his landlord's eye. He kills said landlord, but continues to feel paranoid...
The fact that we never see the killer but rather see everything from his perspective makes this short even more powerful, because we are somewhat forced to empathize with him.
James Mason's impressive narration gives the final touch to this brilliant, atmospheric short.