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by Pantstrovich | created - 05 Nov 2017 | updated - 10 months ago | Public

Movies and TV based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe.

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Warning: Any film adaptation of The Black Cat will probably contain animal cruelty. Some of the older ones might contain real animal cruelty.

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2. The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A man's obsession with his dead wife drives a wedge between him and his new bride.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Elizabeth Shepherd, John Westbrook, Derek Francis

Votes: 4,801

3. Two Evil Eyes (1990)

R | 120 min | Horror

61 Metascore

Two horror tales based on short stories by Edgar Allan Poe directed by two famous horror directors, George A. Romero and Dario Argento. A greedy wife kills her husband, but not completely. A sleazy reporter adopts a strange black cat.

Directors: Dario Argento, George A. Romero | Stars: Adrienne Barbeau, Harvey Keitel, Ramy Zada, Bingo O'Malley

Votes: 5,525 | Gross: $0.35M

4. The Pit and the Pendulum (1991)

R | 97 min | Horror, Romance

It is the time of the Spanish Inquisition. Maria does not like what is going on during the "Auto De Fe". When she speaks out, she is arrested and accused of being a witch. Torquemada has ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Lance Henriksen, Stephen Lee, William Norris, Mark Margolis

Votes: 3,739 | Gross: $0.00M

5. Tell Tale (2009)

R | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

A man's newly transplanted heart leads him on a dangerous journey to find out who murdered its donor.

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Josh Lucas, Lena Headey, Brian Cox, Bea Miller

Votes: 4,639

6. The Black Cat (1941)

Passed | 70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

Elderly Henrietta Winslow lives in an isolated mansion with her housekeeper and beloved cats. As her health fails, her greedy relatives gather in anticipation of her death.

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Hugh Herbert, Broderick Crawford, Bela Lugosi

Votes: 1,277

7. Web of the Spider (1971)

R | 102 min | Horror

The journalist Alan Foster makes a bet than he can spend one night at the haunted Blackwood Castle. As he learns, the rumors of ghosts at the castle are indeed true. On All Soul's Eve the ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Michèle Mercier, Klaus Kinski, Peter Carsten

Votes: 502

8. The House of Usher (1989)

R | 92 min | Horror

An updated version of the classic horror tale by Edgar Allen Poe. Ryan and his girlfriend Molly are going to visit Ryan's uncle, Roderick Usher, at his mansion. They find, however, that ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Birkinshaw | Stars: Oliver Reed, Donald Pleasence, Romy Windsor, Rufus Swart

Votes: 524

9. The Fall of the Louse of Usher: A Gothic Tale for the 21st Century (2002)

83 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Rock star Roddy Usher's wife is murdered and Rod is sent to a lunatic asylum in this gothic-comedy-horror-musical.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: James Johnston, Lisi Tribble, Marie Findley, Ken Russell

Votes: 277

10. The Mesmerist (2002)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Mystery

"The Mesmerist" is a twisted black comedy about a doctor who convinces a dying man's family to allow him to put the man in a trance and what happens when he descends into the after-world

Director: Gil Cates Jr. | Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Jessica Capshaw, Howard Hesseman, Jason Carter

Votes: 214

11. The Pit and the Pendulum (2007)

7 min | Animation, Short

Rediscovers a tale of judgment, condemnation, hope, faith and redemption.

Director: Marc Lougee | Star: Peter Cugno

Votes: 27

12. Her Heart Still Beats (2011)

Not Rated | 25 min | Short, Drama, Horror

A man becomes possessed by his wife's eyes and struggles to cope with the evil that comes over him.

Director: Christopher Di Nunzio | Stars: Fiore Leo, Leighsa Burgin, William Bloomfield, John Martellucci

Votes: 46

13. The Raven (III) (2010)

Short, Horror

In a new twist on the classic tale by Edgar Allen Poe: Allen is a notorious 1920's outlaw, haunted by a cowardly choice to leave his partner in crime, Lenore, dying so that he may flee capture. His soul shall be lifted nevermore.

Director: Ryan Cultrera | Stars: Vincent Price, Ariel Todd, Ari McKay Wilford

14. Tutta la verità sul caso del signor Valdemar (2011)

20 min | Short, Horror, Mystery

Man of strong philosophical mind, Mr. Valdemar did not scruple when on his deathbed wrote to Mr. P. trusting in his mesmeric practices. What happened next was the subject of rumors and ... See full summary »

Director: Guido M. Coscino | Stars: Marco Fumarola, Nicolò Marino, Angelo Libri, Francesco Marino

16. The Tell-Tale Heart (2007)

26 min | Short, Horror

An tormented butler plots the demise of his master and his "evil eye."

Director: Luke Brown | Stars: Eric Holm, Alex Needham, Elliot Eustis, Matthew McNabb

17. House of Usher (1960)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, Horror

Upon entering his fiancée's family mansion, a man discovers a savage family curse and fears that his future brother-in-law has entombed his bride-to-be prematurely.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Mark Damon, Myrna Fahey, Harry Ellerbe

Votes: 10,698

18. Mystery and Imagination (1966–1970)

75 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A British anthology series based on classic ghost stories and chillers from M. R. James, Poe, Algernon Blackwood, Sheridan Le Fanu and others; later branching into feature-length teleplays ... See full summary »

Stars: David Buck, Freddie Jones, Robert Hunter, Mark Moss

Votes: 56

19. An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe (1970)

Unrated | 53 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Vincent Price recites four Edgar Allen Poe stories: The Tell-Tale Heart, The Sphinx, The Cask of Amontillado, and The Pit and the Pendulum.

Director: Kenneth Johnson | Star: Vincent Price

Votes: 834

20. Tales of Mystery and Imagination (1995– )

30 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Horror stories by Edgar Allen Poe dramatized and introduced by horror actor Sir Christopher Lee.

Stars: Christopher Lee, Jeremy Crutchley, Patrick Ryecart, Moray Watson

Votes: 70

21. The Fall of the House of Usher (1928)

Not Rated | 63 min | Horror

Allan visits the sinister Usher family mansion, where his friend Roderick is painting a portrait of his sickly wife Madeline. The portrait seems to be draining the life out of Madeline, slowly leading to her death.

Director: Jean Epstein | Stars: Jean Debucourt, Marguerite Gance, Charles Lamy, Fournez-Goffard

Votes: 3,069

22. The Fall of the House of Usher (1928)

Unrated | 13 min | Short, Horror

A traveller arrives at the Usher mansion to find that the sibling inhabitants, Roderick and Madeline Usher, are living under a mysterious family curse: Roderick's senses have become ... See full summary »

Directors: James Sibley Watson, Melville Webber | Stars: Herbert Stern, Hildegarde Watson, Melville Webber, Friedrich Haak

Votes: 1,102

23. The Telltale Heart (1928)

24 min | Short, Drama, Horror

An expressionistic film based on Poe's story, about a murderer and his mental breakdown.

Directors: Charles Klein, Leon Shamroy | Stars: Otto Matieson, William Herford, Hans Fuerberg, Charles Darvas

Votes: 233

24. The Tell-Tale Heart (I) (1953)

Passed | 8 min | Animation, Short, Crime

A madman tells his tale of murder, and how a strange beating sound haunted him afterward.

Director: Ted Parmelee | Star: James Mason

Votes: 1,649

25. The Fall of the House of Usher (1950)

70 min | Horror

A traveller arrives at the Usher mansion to visit his old friend, Roderick Usher. Upon arriving, however, he discovers that Roderick and his sister, Madeline, have been afflicted with a ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Barnett | Stars: Gwen Watford, Kaye Tendeter, Irving Steen, Vernon Charles

Votes: 365

26. Castle of Blood (1964)

Not Rated | 87 min | Horror

A journalist takes a bet that he can spend the night in a haunted castle on All Hallow's Eve. During his stay, he bears witness to the castle's gruesome past coming to life before him, and falls in with a beautiful female ghost.

Directors: Sergio Corbucci, Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Barbara Steele, Georges Rivière, Margrete Robsahm, Arturo Dominici

Votes: 1,829

27. The Masque of the Red Death (1989)

R | 89 min | Horror

Lovely photographer Rebecca winds up in a Bavarian castle at a "Masque of the Red Death" party hosted by the wealthy Ludwig. Mayhem ensues as assorted Poe story devices start doing away with the guests.

Director: Alan Birkinshaw | Stars: Frank Stallone, Brenda Vaccaro, Herbert Lom, Michelle McBride

Votes: 228

28. Masque of the Red Death (1989)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

With a deadly plague ravaging his Renaissance kingdom, Prince Prospero invites his friends to retire to the protection of his castle for ongoing revels, leaving the peasantry to die. But ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Brand | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Adrian Paul, Clare Hoak, Jeff Osterhage

Votes: 282

29. Tales of Terror (1962)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

68 Metascore

Three tales of terror involve a grieving widower and the daughter he abandoned; a drunkard and his wife's black cat; and a hypnotist who prolongs the moment of a man's death.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Maggie Pierce, Leona Gage, Peter Lorre

Votes: 5,680

30. The Black Cat (1966)

73 min | Horror

A mentally unbalanced man is obsessed with the idea that a black cat is possessed. He tortures and kills it. Later, he comes to believe that the cat has returned from the dead to kill him.

Director: Harold Hoffman | Stars: Robert Frost, Robyn Baker, Sadie French, Scotty McKay

Votes: 205

31. The Black Cat (1995)

18 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

The story takes place in a prison where a prisoner tells the tale of how he killed his wife to an inquisitor. He claims that he was driven to do the crime by the presence of her evil, satanic black cat...

Director: Rob Green | Stars: David Kincaid, Clive Perrott, Mark Webb

Votes: 58

32. Black Cat (2004 Video)

R | 85 min | Horror

"Black Cat" is a provocative tale of psychological horror based on the famous short story by Edgar Allan Poe. Detective Eleanor Wyman is investigating Jack in the mysterious disappearance ... See full summary »

Director: Serge Rodnunsky | Stars: Stephanie Leon, Shaun Kurtz, Shawna Erickson, Philip Jones

Votes: 58

33. Riddle of the Black Cat (2012)

10 min | Animation, Short, Crime | Completed

The horrifying 150-year-old mystery of Edgar Allan Poe's perverse masterpiece--solved at last! Legendary detective C. Auguste Dupin matches wits with mastermind Prisoner X. After several ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Rinzler | Stars: Mark Barbolak, Tom Fiske

Votes: 9

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