Trailer for Raul Garcia's 'Extraordinary Tales' Animated Anthology
Anyone who needs to brush up on their Edgar Allen Poe should take a look at this film when it hits theaters. Extraordinary Tales is an animated anthology horror film telling five Edgar Allen Poe stories each by a different animator and with a different narrator. I wasn't expecting that all of the animation would look this good, but it does look good, and it's interesting to see all the unique styles used in the different stories. The outstanding set of narrators includes Sir Christopher Lee, Bela Lugosi, Julian Sands, Roger Corman and Guillermo del Toro. I'm curious to check this out, it looks like it might be fun to watch around Halloween.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Raul Garcia's Extraordinary Tales, from GKids' YouTube:
A film anthology of five of Edgar Allen Poe's best-known stories, each told in a unique graphic style, and featuring some of the most beloved figures in horror film history. Adapting the look and variety of a classic horror anthology, Extraordinary Tales offers heart-pounding takes on The Tell-Tale Heart, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar, and The Masque of the Red Death. Each tale is given a unique animated look, inspired by sources as diverse as classic Hollywood black-and-white monster films, or the pulpy feel of EC Comics, and narrated by a stable of legendary genre directors and actors. Extraordinary Tales is directed by filmmaker Raul Garcia, with narration from Guillermo del Toro and Roger Corman. In theaters + VOD on October 23rd.
Reader Feedback - 5 Comments
The hand drawn 3d looking ones look good, the others need some ambient light for the horrible sharp shadows on the renders, looks like kids tv level stuff. Most folk won't care though. 🙂
Carpola on Oct 7, 2015
Where my PIT AND THE PEDULUM? Oh!? There you are!!!~ This looks awesome.
DAVIDPD on Oct 7, 2015
DIg it, great idea! The Dante's Inferno animated film used that method, and it was mostly pretty cool. Mostly.
grimjob on Oct 7, 2015
Nice! The old films with Vincent Price come to mind, too ...
shiboleth on Oct 8, 2015
you mean this one? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=301Q2KFgUuQ
Dan Hibiki on Oct 13, 2015
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