Three directors each adapt a Poe short story to the screen: "Toby Dammit" features a disheveled drugged and drunk English movie star who nods acceptance in the Italian press and his producers fawn over him. "Metzengerstein" features a Mediveal countess who has a love-hate relationship with a black stallion - who, it turns out is really her dead lover. "William Wilson" tells the story of a sadistic Austrian student with an exact double whom he later kills. Written by
the ultimate orgy of evil
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Did You Know?
Louis Malle had originally wanted then -model Florinda Bolkan to play the Brigitte Bardot part. See more
When Countess Frederique ("Metzengerstein") is urging the black stallion into the sea, her ermine-trimmed cloak is suddenly gone. See more
University professor (segment "William Wilson")
I remind you that a doctor is also a sorcerer. We shall seek life in the depths of matter. And now I have the pleasure of dissecting before you a human body which has always been the dream of priests, poets or philosophers. To be precise, I shall open a human heart.
Sung by Ray Charles
Lyrics by Mitchell Parish
Music by Heinz Roemheld See more