'Madness, but will you say that I am mad? Murder, perhaps you judge too soon. For when you hear my story, you will certainly understand why, very gradually I made up my mind to take the life of the old man.' True to the words of master storyteller Edgar Allan Poe, this stunning adaptation brings to life what is perhaps Poe's best known short story. Murder, madness and betrayal from within interweave in this fascinating study into the mind of one driven by his own demons to take the life of another.
"For students ages 10 to adult, this video is first-rate, delivering more entertainment value than most educational titles. It is just the type of video a library would be expected to carry."
"This new production should find a welcome audience among students of Poe’s work."
– Video Librarian
"Edgar Allan Poe's eerie tale of murder and revenge is faithfully brought to life in this atmospheric drama. Period clothing and setting, creepy background music, and excellent acting make this well scripted dramatization an effective introduction to the classic story for students and others.
“Riveting telling of the tale truly captures the spirit of Poe’s most famous story.”
- Parent's Guide to Children's Media
Starring: Michael Sollazzo, Robert E. Reynolds