#Widely known as one of America’s most beloved founding fathers of horror, Edgar Allan Poe continues to inspire creative minds worldwide. Whether it be his darkly inquisitive storytelling, timeless poetry, or his iconic ability to showcase the beauty that lies within sadness, generations of readers have been and continue to be captivated by his writings.
Popular most for his imprint in early American horror, Poe was darkly fascinated by death, commonly romanticizing and finding comfort in her embrace while externalizing this obsession with his words. A prevalent force in popular classics such as The Raven, The Tell Tale Heart and The Fall of the House of Usher, we continue to retell his tales of death and the afterlife as if they were our very own. A literary genius plagued by madness, the works of Edgar Allan Poe have become as eternal as his final companion.
As we never tire of Edgar Allan Poe’s work there will surely never be a shortage on modern adaptations for his fans. Check out these five anthology films based off some of his most infamous short stories and poems:
5. Nightmares From The Mind Of Poe
Along with being an anthology of Poe's works, Nightmares from the Mind of Poe incorporates biographical elements to its underlying story making this an intriguing selection.
4. P.O.E. Poetry Of Eerie
P.O.E. Poetry of Eerie is a glorious trifecta for fans of horror, giallo films and the works of Edgar Allan Poe.
3. Tales Of Poe
Released in 2014, Tales of Poe features a particularly unique and modern twist to fan favorite The Tell Tale Heart.
4. Extraordinary Tales
Beautifully animated and elegantly narrated. You can read more of my thoughts on Extraordinary Tales, here!
1. Tales Of Terror
Directed by horror pioneer Roger Corman and starring Hollywood legend Vincent Price, Tales of Terror is a classic among Edgar Allan Poe and horror-anthology fans alike.
Timeless, eerie and eloquent; the words of American horror poet Edgar Allan Poe will continue to inspire us for generations still to come.
If you're a fan of the macabre, then you've likely discovered all the delightfully creepy things on American Horror Story, some of the best we've compiled into a video below:
Do you have a favorite poem or short story by Edgar Allan Poe? Is there a movie you would recommend for fellow fans? Let us know all your Poe-related thoughts in the comment section below!