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Movie: House of Usher ( 1960 )
Upon entering his fiancée's family mansion, a man discovers a savage family curse and fears that his future brother-in-law has entombed his bride-to-be prematurely.
Movie: The Fall of the House of Usher ( 1928 )
Allan visits the sinister Usher family mansion, where his friend Roderick is painting a portrait of his sickly wife Madeline. The portrait seems to be draining the life out of Madeline, slowly leading to her death.
Movie: The Fall of the House of Usher ( 1948 )
A traveller arrives at the Usher mansion to visit his old friend, Roderick Usher. Upon arriving, however, he discovers that Roderick and his sister, Madeline, have been afflicted with a mysterious malady: Roderick's senses have become painfully acute, while Madeline has become nearly catatonic. That evening, Roderick tells his guest of an old Usher family curse: any time there has been more than one Usher child, all of the siblings have gone insane and died horrible deaths. As the days wear on, the effects of the curse reach their terrifying climax.
Movie: The Fall of the House of Usher ( 1982 )
It is the year 1839. Architect Jonathan Criswell receives a letter from his old friend Roderick Usher asking Jonathan to come and see him. Arriving along with his newlywed wife Jennifer, Jonathan finds Roderick and his sister Madeleine aged beyond their years. Roderick tells him how they have both been maddened by a crippling hyper-alertness of senses. In trying to find a way of bolstering the Usher house against frequent earth tremors, Jonathan learns of the unspeakable atrocities and devil worship practiced by Roderick's ancestors. These have brought a curse on the House of Usher, meaning that none of the family can live beyond their 37th year. Jonathan must try to save the house in doing so he will be helping save his friend Roderick and his sister before the Usher curse takes them.
Movie: Revenge in the House of Usher ( 1988 )
A young doctor visits the secluded home of his ailing mentor - Eric Usher - who believes the house itself is alive and plotting to drive him insane, manifesting itself through ghostly apparitions.
Movie: The House of Usher ( 1989 )
An updated version of the classic horror tale by Edgar Allen Poe. Ryan and his girlfriend Molly are going to visit Ryan's uncle, Roderick Usher, at his mansion. They find, however, that Roderick's brother Walter has gone insane, and Roderick himself isn't far behind. Can Ryan and Molly escape from the doomed mansion before the curse of Usher claims them as well?
Movie: The House of Usher ( 2006 )
Three years after her lover, Rick Usher, and her best friend, Maddy Usher, had suddenly disappeared from her life without explanation, Jill Masters receives a phone call with news of Maddy's death. Her last wish was for Jill to attend her funeral. Conflicted, Jill returns to the house of Usher, a remote New England enclave. Her love affair with Rick is rekindled as she learns he suffers from the same malady that robbed his twin sister, Maddy, of her sharp mind before taking her life. His affliction is manifested in a rare nerve condition, which renders him hyper-sensitive. Under the watchful eye of the caretaker, Nurse Thatcher, Jill appears to be haunted by the ghost of Maddy, and the secret of the house of Usher is exposed
Movie: Pit and the Pendulum ( 1961 )
In the sixteenth century, Francis Barnard travels to Spain to clarify the strange circumstances of his sister's death after she had married the son of a cruel Spanish Inquisitor.
Movie: The Pit and the Pendulum ( 1991 )
It is the time of the Spanish Inquisition. Maria does not like what is going on during the "Auto De Fe". When she speaks out, she is arrested and accused of being a witch. Torquemada has plans for her! He orders her tortured, and her tongue to be cut out. Her husband attempts to free her...
Movie: The Tell-Tale Heart ( 1953 )
One of the most discussed and imaginative cartoons of any era. It tells the famous Edgar Allan Poe story of the deranged boarder who had to kill his landlord, not for greed, but because he possessed an "evil eye." The killer is never seen but his presence is felt by the use light-and-shadow to give the impression of impending disaster. According to UPA, the art style was derived from Eugene Berman, scenic designer and ballet designer of NYC's Metropolitan Opera.
Movie: The Tell-Tale Heart ( 1962 )
While called the Tell Tale Heart, the plot differs significantly from Poe's short story of the same name.
Movie: The Tell-Tale Heart ( 2016 )
A haunting account of a tormented man who continually re-admits himself into a medical facility, in a futile attempt to escape from his pending madness. Based on Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Tell-Tale Heart".
Movie: The Tell-Tale Heart ( 2009 )
Within the chambers of a desolate house, a solitary servant tends to his invalid master. Tangibly detailed period design and hauntingly lifelike puppetry unearth the dreamworld of Poe.
Movie: The Black Cat ( 1934 )
American honeymooners in Hungary become trapped in the home of a Satan-worshiping priest when the bride is taken there for medical help following a road accident.
Movie: Tales of Terror ( 1962 )
Three tales of terror involve a grieving widower and the daughter he abandoned; a drunkard and his wife's black cat; and a hypnotist who prolongs the moment of a man's death.
Movie: The Black Cat ( 1941 )
Elderly Henrietta Winslow lives in an isolated mansion with her housekeeper and beloved cats. As her health fails, her greedy relatives gather in anticipation of her death.
Movie: Maniac ( 1934 )
A former vaudevillian gifted at impersonation assists a mad scientist in reanimating corpses and soon goes mad himself.
Movie: Two Evil Eyes ( 1990 )
Two horror tales based on short stories by Edgar Allan Poe directed by two famous horror directors, George A. Romero and Dario Argento. A greedy wife kills her husband, but not completely. A sleazy reporter adopts a strange black cat.
Movie: Eerie Tales ( 1919 )
A demon, a reaper, and a supernatural prostitute read gothic short stories and act them out.
Movie: Premature Burial ( 1962 )
An artist grows distant from his new wife as an irrational horror of premature burial consumes him.
Movie: The Masque of the Red Death ( 1964 )
A European prince terrorizes the local peasantry while using his castle as a refuge against the "Red Death" plague that stalks the land.
Movie: The Masque of the Red Death ( 1992 )
Lovely photographer Rebecca winds up in a Bavarian castle at a "Masque of the Red Death" party hosted by the wealthy Ludwig. Mayhem ensues as assorted Poe story devices start doing away with the guests.
Movie: The Cuckoo Clock ( 1950 )
While this could very well be a germ-of-an-idea parody of an Edgar Allan Poe story, The Tell-Tale Heart, there is no way on this earth that Mr. Poe, credited or uncredited, had anything to do with this cartoon, in spite of the fact somebody has given him an (uncredited) as a writer. Bottom line, a cat is more than a bit annoyed at the cuckoo in a clock, and sets out to get rid of it, but ends up getting blown to the hereafter while the clock plays an fitting tune.
TV Show: Suspense ( 1949 )
This anthology series, filmed live, features tales of horror and suspense.
Movie: Castle of Blood ( 1965 )
A journalist takes a bet that he can spend the night in a haunted castle on All Hallow's Eve. During his stay, he bears witness to the castle's gruesome past coming to life before him, and falls in with a beautiful female ghost.
Movie: The Raven ( 1935 )
A brilliant surgeon obsessed with Edgar Allan Poe saves the life of a beautiful dancer and goes mad when he can't have her.
Movie: The Raven ( 1963 )
A magician, who has been turned into a raven, turns to a former sorcerer for help.
Movie: The Raven ( 1915 )
Edgar Allan Poe, while at college, incurs many debts and is sent home in disgrace. He is ordered from the house by his father. Shortly after, he marries, and tries to make a living by writing, but is a failure financially. His wife dies because he is unable to furnish her with even the bare necessities of life. He is plunged into great grief and despair. All night he sits brooding over his loss. Through his distorted imagination he sees the ominous raven enter his chamber and croak gloomy forebodings. The spirit of his wife also appears and finally he himself dies, and is wafted to heights supernal, where he is united with his "Lenore."
Movie: The Raven ( 2004 )
THE RAVEN is a contemporary interpretation of Edgar Allan Poe's classic poem. It evocatively explores the pain and longing of a scorned lover and the inherent madness of a broken heart. Shot in a lush neo-noir style, THE RAVEN is a powerful story of rage, regret and insanity.
Movie: The Raven ( 2007 )
Roderick throws a masquerade ball inside a creepy mansion with a dark past. An infamous mass-murder happened there fifty years ago to the night, but that's part of the fun for the posh hotties who show up for some boozy partying. The reverie is cut short when a Raven-masked killer crashes the party, intent on repeating the bloody history of the "Ravenwood Massacre" that happened decades ago. As the unknown killer picks the guests off one by one, old grudges resurface among friends, and new suspicions emerge.
Movie: The Raven ( 2008 )
Remembering his wife who died at an early age, Edgar descends into depression going in and out of reality overwhelmed with memories of his lost love Lenore. He is visited by a raven that offers him nothing but advice and forces him to not forget the past but move forward in the future living life to the fullest only to find it is his own voice of reason.
Movie: Terror-Creatures from the Grave ( 1966 )
An attorney arrives at a castle to settle the estate of its recently deceased owner. The owner's wife and daughter reveal that he was someone who was able to summon the souls of ancient plague victims and, in fact, his spirit was roaming the castle at that very moment. Soon occupants of the castle begin to die off in gruesome, violent ways.
Movie: City in the Sea ( 1965 )
In 1903, in Cornwall, a group of locals discover an underwater city, dating back to 1803, that hides a society of smugglers and aquatic creatures.
Movie: The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism ( 1967 )
In the Olden Tymes, Count Regula is drawn and quartered for killing twelve virgins in his dungeon torture chamber. Thirty-five years later, he comes back to seek revenge on the daughter of his intended thirteenth victim and the son of his prosecutor in order to attain immortal life.
TV Show: Tales of Mystery and Imagination ( 1966 )
Tales of Mystery and Imagination was an anthology series featuring spooky stories from Victorian authors such as Robert Louis Stevenson, Edgar Allan Poe, M. R. James, Algernon Blackwood, Sheridan Le Fanu, and others. A Victorian adventurer named Richard Beckett hosted the series and also sometimes participated in the stories.
Movie: The Tomb of Ligeia ( 1965 )
A man's obsession with his dead wife drives a wedge between him and his new bride.
Movie: The Tomb ( 2009 )
Successful writer and scholar Jonathan Merrick falls under the spell of the irresistible, bewitchingly beautiful Ligeia. She's fighting a fatal illness and she will stop at nothing to defeat death, her one true enemy. She steals other people's souls and on her quest to immortality she tricks Jonathan into supporting her work, breaking him apart from his fiancé Rowena and pulling him into her dark, mysterious world. They settle down in an old manor by the Black Sea where Ligeia's everlasting presence slowly drives Jonathan to madness...
Movie: Edgar Allan Poe's Ligeia ( 2020 )
Based upon the short story by Edgar Allen Poe.
Movie: Witchfinder General ( 1968 )
A young soldier seeks to put an end to the evils caused by a vicious witch hunter when the latter terrorizes his fiancee and her uncle.
Movie: The Blancheville Monster ( 1963 )
The beautiful young daughter of a crazed count fears that she will fall victim to the family curse - to be sacrificed to fulfill an ancient family legend.
Movie: The Haunted Palace ( 1965 )
Charles Dexter Ward arrives at a small village to visit the house he inherited from his ancestor who died there 100 years ago.
Movie: The Oblong Box ( 1969 )
Aristocrat Julian Markham keeps his disfigured brother, Sir Edward, locked in a tower of his house. Sir Edward occasionally escapes and causes havoc around the town.
Movie: Murders in the Rue Morgue ( 1932 )
A mad scientist seeks to mingle human blood with that of an ape, and resorts to kidnapping women for his experiments.
Movie: Phantom of the Rue Morgue ( 1954 )
After several women are murdered, the police are baffled who the suspect is. All evidence points to Dupin, but soon it becomes apparent that it is something that is stronger and more deadlier than man.
Movie: Murders in the Rue Morgue ( 1972 )
Paris...at the turn of the century. Inspector Vidocq investigates a series of unexplained murders at a Grand Guignol-type theatre...where the players have suddenly become real-life victims. Based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe.
Movie: The Murders in the Rue Morgue ( 1986 )
A detective comes out of retirement to help his daughter's fiance prove that he did not commit a series of murders.
Movie: An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe ( 1970 )
Vincent Price recites four Edgar Allen Poe stories: The Tell-Tale Heart, The Sphinx, The Cask of Amontillado, and The Pit and the Pendulum.
Movie: The Spectre of Edgar Allan Poe ( 1974 )
Poe's fiance, Lenore, falls into a coma and is taken for dead. She is rescued at the last possible moment from being buried alive, but the experience has driven her insane. On the advice of his friend, Dr. Forrest, Poe commits Lenore to the asylum run by Dr. Grimaldi. On a visit to the asylum, Poe and Forrest sense that something strange is going on, and decide to sneak back in after dark and investigate.
Movie: Edgar Allan Poe's Lighthouse Keeper ( 2016 )
Marooned on a remote peninsula and haunted by frightening specters, a young man must confront the grotesque denizens of the night, or heed the Lighthouse Keeper's cryptic warning to, 'Always keep a light burning!'
Movie: Edgar Allan Poe's Darkness ( 2007 )
A theater group's obsession of Edgar Allan Poe turns fatal while performing his works! Mysterious voices, strange smells and moving objects force Rex (Adam Smoot) and Lyman (David Stevens) to make a horrific decision. Obsession with blood letting and having sex with the same girl drives the awkward pair to do the unthinkable. Follow their journey into madness!
Movie: Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven ( 2011 )
December 1959: Poe, a young writer, has locked himself inside his seedy Hollywood motel room. Astray in his projected memories, he gets a visit from a dark bird named, 'Nevermore.'
Movie: Edgar Allan Poe's the Raven ( 2015 )
A man wrestles with the nature of life after death and the purpose of his soul over the shadowy presence of his lost love, Lenore.
Movie: House of Madness ( 1973 )
The inmates of an insane asylum take over the institution, imprison the doctors and staff, and then put into play their own ideas of how the place should be run.
Movie: Tale of a Vampire ( 1993 )
Condemned to life without end, and to an undying passion for a lost love he can never find, a vampire stalks a beautiful young woman.
Movie: The Mummy Lives ( 1994 )
A mummy returns from the dead and becomes obsessed with a woman which he thinks is the reincarnation of his dead lover.
Movie: Stonehearst Asylum ( 2014 )
An Oxford graduate takes up a job in a mental asylum, only to discover that the "revolutionary" new treatments are inhumane, and that there is more going on than meets the eye.
Movie: One Minute Before Death ( 1972 )
A woman finds herself possessed by the soul of another woman trapped inside a painting.
Movie: The Haunting of Morella ( 1990 )
A witch is put to death in Colonial America, leaving her husband and infant daughter behind. Seventeen years later, the daughter has grown up and stands to inherit money set up by her mother's family. Now that the stage is set, the mother wants to return to life by taking over her daughter's body.
Movie: Morella ( 1999 )
The time is the early 21st century and a genetics lab has been destroyed in a fire seriously injuring a scientist and possibly killing his daughter. As two investigators begin to unravel the story of the lab and its experiments, they discover that the scientist may have started the fire himself with the intention of killing his own daughter. The journals of the scientist and of the lab's founder, Dr. Patricia Morella, tell the tale of genetics experiments going badly awry and of the deceit that was used to hide them even from some of those that were involved. Dr. Morella's legacy is a clone whose only goal in life is its own survival and reproduction...no matter what the cost!
Movie: Frankenstein ( 1931 )
An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.
Movie: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein ( 1994 )
When the brilliant but unorthodox scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes and later swears revenge.
Movie: Frankenstein ( 1992 )
Dr. Victor von Frankenstein (Patrick Bergin) creates his creature (Randy Quaid), who escapes into the countryside to find that humanity has only pain and sorrow for him. But a psychic link between created and creator draws the two ever nearer, until their paths must inevitably cross again.
Movie: Frankenstein ( 1984 )
A scientist who is obsessed with creating life finally does it, with tragic results.
Movie: Young Frankenstein ( 1974 )
An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that his grandfather was not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.
Movie: Frankenstein 90 ( 1984 )
An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.
Movie: Frankenstein '80 ( 1972 )
A mad scientist creates a monster called "Mosaico," who breaks out of the laboratory to hunt down and kill beautiful women.
TV Show: House of Frankenstein ( 1997 )
Detective Coyle is trying to solve several bizarre murders and is having no luck finding a suspect. But when his girlfriend turns into a werewolf and gets kidnapped by a vampire, things start to fall into place...
Movie: Frankenstein ( 2007 )
A gripping re-telling of Mary Shelley's gothic masterpiece. Set a few years into the future, Dr Victoria Frankenstein works on an advanced stem cell research project.
Movie: Frankenstein ( 1910 )
Frankenstein, a young medical student, trying to create the perfect human being, instead creates a misshapen monster. Made ill by what he has done, Frankenstein is comforted by his fiancée but on his wedding night he is visited by the monster. A fight ensues but the monster, seeing himself in a mirror, is horrified and runs away. He later returns, entering the new bride's room, and finds her alone.
Movie: Frankenstein ( 2015 )
A married couple of scientists create a modern-day monster.
Movie: Frankenstein ( 2011 )
Created by Victor Frankenstein, the one known only as the creature sets out to discover the world and the meaning of life.
Movie: Terror of Frankenstein ( 1977 )
Victor Frankenstein's search for the secret of life leads to the creation of a monster that consumes his life and family.
Movie: The Horror of Frankenstein ( 1970 )
Scientist Victor Frankenstein builds a man from spare body parts; the monster comes alive and wreaks havoc.
Movie: Tales of Frankenstein ( 1958 )
In this pilot for a series that was never picked up, Dr. Frankenstein has just finished rebuilding his creation, but the monster is unresponsive. He needs to try something different to make...
Movie: Lady Frankenstein ( 1971 )
When Dr. Frankenstein is killed by a monster he created, his daughter and his lab assistant Marshall continue his experiments. The two fall in love and attempt to transplant Marshall's brain in to the muscular body of a retarded servant Stephen, in order to prolong the aging Marshall's life. Meanwhile, the first monster seeks revenge on the grave robbers who sold the body parts used in its creation to Dr. Frankenstein. Soon it comes after Marshall and the doctor's daughter.
Movie: Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed ( 1969 )
Baron Frankenstein is once again working with illegal medical experiments. Together with a young doctor, Karl and his fiancée Anna, they kidnap the mentally sick Dr. Brandt, to perform the first brain transplantation ever.
Movie: Dracula vs. Frankenstein ( 1972 )
Dracula conspires with a mad doctor to resurrect the Frankenstein Monster.
Movie: Frankenstein: The True Story ( 1976 )
When the brilliant but unorthodox scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes and later swears revenge.
Movie: The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein ( 1973 )
Dr. Frankenstein and his assistant Morpho are killed just as they bring their creation to life. The monster is taken by Cagliostro and he now controls the monster and plans to have it mate and create the perfect master race.
Movie: Frankenstein: The College Years ( 1991 )
When professor Lippzigger dies, his favorite student Mark inherits the key to his secret laboratory. There he and his friend Jay find the hundreds of years old body of Frankenstein - and revive it. But where to go with him? They take him with them to their dorms. He's dumb as a brick, but makes it into their football team and becomes popular. If there only wasn't Prof. Loman, who wants to become famous with Lipp's inventions...
Movie: Frankenstein General Hospital ( 1988 )
Dr. Bob Frankenstein (Mark Blankfield) is the great-great grandson of Victor. Unlike Victor, however, he is working at a Los Angeles General Hospital as an intern under the name of Dr. Robert Frankenheimer. What his coworkers do not know, however, is that he has a laboratory, which is in B&W while everything else is in color (because it has been "drained of color", Bob says) and along with his dimwitted, two left-legged hunch-back Iggy, he intends to create the perfect human to succeed where his ancestors failed. However, as usual, the experiment goes wrong when Iggy steals the brain of a sex and food starved teenager instead of a brilliant mind, and the resulting Monster (Irwin Keyes) wreaks havoc through General Hospital.
Movie: Dracula, Prisoner of Frankenstein ( 1972 )
Dracula kills another innocent victim and Dr. Seward decides it's time to wipe him off the face of the earth. Armed with a hammer and a wooden stake, he arrives at Castle Dracula and duly dispatches the vampire Count. Next day, however, Dr. Frankenstein arrives with his assistant, Morpho, and a large crate containing the monster. Using the blood of a pub singer who has been abducted by his creation, the doctor brings Dracula back to life and uses him for his own ends. The Count and a female vampire continue to terrorise the town, so Dr Seward once again sets out for Castle Dracula. Unfortunately, he is attacked by the Frankenstein monster and left for dead. Amira, a gypsy, rescues him and summons up a werewolf to do battle with the forces of evil...
TV Show: Teta ( 1987 )
Aunt Frankenstein arrives to her nephew's castle to set things right and to clean the family name. Could she hope to work out the consensus between the angry villagers and the castle's supernatural inhabitants?
Movie: Dr. Frankenstein on Campus ( 1970 )
Viktor Frankenstein, expelled from Ingoldstat U for doing weird experiments and for acting a bit looney, goes to college in Canada to study brain control under Prof. Preston. Campus radicals frame Viktor (photographed holding a joint) in an attempt to discredit both Preston and the Dean and Viktor is once again expelled. Vik injects Tae Kwan Do expert Tony with his new brain control pellets and soon Tony becomes an instrument of revenge, beating radicals to death, drowning the photographer in a developing tray, and karate-chopping a reporter in the throat to name a few. But why won't Viktor remove his clothes when doing his often naked girlfriend and who is the "real Frankenstein"?
Movie: Frankenstein's Army ( 2013 )
Toward the end of World War II, Russian soldiers pushing into eastern Germany stumble across a secret Nazi lab, one that has unearthed and begun experimenting with the journal of one Dr. Victor Frankenstein. The scientists have used the legendary Frankenstein's work to assemble an army of super-soldiers stitched together from the body parts of their fallen comrades -- a desperate Hitler's last ghastly ploy to escape defeat.
Movie: I, Frankenstein ( 2014 )
Frankenstein's creature finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans.
TV Show: Frankenstein ( 2004 )
Adaption of Mary Shelley's novel about a scientist who brings life to a creature fashioned from corpses and various body parts.
Movie: Frankenstein ( 2004 )
Two hundred years after Mary Shelley's novel the brilliant but mad Doctor has sustained his creature and himself over two centuries through genetic experimentation. In present-day America Detective O'Connor is investigating a series of horrific murders which leads her to the doctor and his creature. What she uncovers reveals the strange evolution the doctor and his creation undergo over the course of two centuries and the divergent paths creator and monster take in pursuing good or evil.
Movie: The Frankenstein Theory ( 2013 )
What if the most chilling novel of all time was actually based on account of a horrific experiment gone awry?
Movie: Gothic ( 1987 )
The Shelleys visit Lord Byron and compete to write a horror story.
Movie: Rowing with the Wind ( 1989 )
The film is situated in the time when Mary Shelley wrote her novel "Frankenstein". It describes the relationship between Lord Byron, Percy and Mary Shelley during various voyages through different European countries in that period. Although Frankenstein is just an invention strange things happen to the people Mary does not like.
Movie: Haunted Summer ( 1989 )
Based on the infamous Summer of 1816 when Mary Shelley wrote "Frankenstein", it chronicles the mind games and manipulations that were the halmarks of the intense and neurotic relationships that existed among Byron, Shelley, Mary, and her step-sister Claire Godwin.
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