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The Tell-Tale Heart (1958)

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As in Edgar Allan Poe's original 1843 short story, a murderer (Joe Marzano) buries a body beneath the floor of his room and thinks the heartbeats of his victim can be heard while the police... See full summary »

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As in Edgar Allan Poe's original 1843 short story, a murderer (Joe Marzano) buries a body beneath the floor of his room and thinks the heartbeats of his victim can be heard while the police are investigating. After he confesses, the sound is revealed to be the ticking of the victim's watch. Written by Anonymous

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great adaptation
6 September 2002 | by (At my Computer) – See all my reviews

If this is the correct version, my eighth grade language arts teacher assigned us to read the story and then we saw the short movie. It manages to keep the gore low (we only see the madman pour a bowl of blood into the sink--the blood is probably chocolate) and the story realistic. The purposeful poor quality of the film and sound along with the music box-like score, ticking clock and old man's heartbeat are wonderfully haunting and keep you watching. The part that remains stuck in my head is when you see the silhouette of the madman about to come in and murder the old man. The old man's hand is reaching for the bell, ready to grab it when...you'll have to watch and see.

All in all, great adaptation. 9.5/10


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