Writer: McClain Lindquist (Screenplay) Edgar Allan Poe (Story)
Starring: Sonny Grimsley, James C Morris, Mikah Olsen, Teren Turner
Plot: Adapted from Edgar Allen Poe’s original text, this Original psychological thriller Story has been re-imagined in this mind-bending, pulse-pounding, bloody-disgusting short film.
Tagline – Descend Into Madness
Runtime: 22 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Verdict: Excellent Twist on a Classic Tale
Story: The Tell Tale Heart starts as Detective Tucker (Turner) and Officer Sharpe (Olsen) arrive at the mansion, greeted by the Narrator (Grimsley) who is being questions about the noises that occurred in the mansion the night before, as he tries to explain the noise, he dives into his own story that drove him to want to get rid of his master the Old Man (Morris) and his evil eye.
Thoughts on The Tell Tale Heart
Final Thoughts – Edgar Allan Poe gave us some of the greatest short stories, The Tell Tale Heart is one of the most famous, With this version we do mix modern investigation of what might have happened with the classic narration to show the descent into madness the narrator goes through due to his guilt coming through. We have four characters that are flushed out to feel realistic and to let the actors give us strong performances throughout. The camerawork and settings help increase the descent of the Narrator too, which makes this one of the strongest versions of Poe’s work.
Overall: Must Watch Poe adaptation.