Poe: Three Animations of ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’

It was Edgar Allen Poe’s birth date on 19 January; here (slightly late) are three very different animations of Poe’s classic tale ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’, with an accompanying essay by Josh Jones and links to further resources. Each one captures Poe’s disturbing darkness brilliantly; each one has different merits (though perhaps my favourite is the 1954 version, creepily narrated by James Mason).

(The Open Culture site is an inexhaustible source of texts, films, and music in the public domain.)

About William the Bloody

Cat lover. 18C scholar on the dialogue and novel. Co-convenor OGOM Project
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