It’s not every day you get an email about a new movie starring Bela Lugosi – and I wouldn’t expect it any time but October! It would appear that animator Raul Garcia has obtained the rights to the audio tracks from some old Roger Corman/Edgar Allan Poe films, as Corman himself also adds his voice talents, along with Guillermo del Toro and Julian Sands. No word on whether Ed Wood’s wife’s chiropractor could be reached.
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 get their own unique animation styles, though Garcia is the sole credited director. Extraordinary Tales opens next week on demand and in theaters – this is the first I’ve heard of it, but after watching below I am dying to know more.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist