The Tell-Tale Heart

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Overview

Edgar Allan Poe's timeless tale of murder and madness arrives onscreen in filmmaker Scott Mansfield's loyal adaptation of The Tell-Tale Heart. Driven to madness and compelled to take the life of his elderly, bedridden charge, a man seeking peace and quiet finds that death is only the beginning of his terror and there is no escape from the sound of the world turning.
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Overview

Edgar Allan Poe's timeless tale of murder and madness arrives onscreen in filmmaker Scott Mansfield's loyal adaptation of The Tell-Tale Heart. Driven to madness and compelled to take the life of his elderly, bedridden charge, a man seeking peace and quiet finds that death is only the beginning of his terror and there is no escape from the sound of the world turning.
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Special Features

Read the story; Author bio; Discussion topics; Scrapbook
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/10/2004
  • UPC: 012233426823
  • Original Release: 2000
  • Rating:

  • Source: Monterey Video
  • Region Code: 0
  • Time: 25:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 73,515

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Reynolds
Michael Sollazzo
Technical Credits
Scott Mansfield Director
Glen Abe Brown Cinematographer
Jeff Marsh Songwriter
Jere Rae-Mansfield Producer
Videpost Editor
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Confession [7:15]
1. Murder [9:58]
1. Investigation [2:37]
1. Betrayal [3:41]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Watch the Movie
   Scene Access
   Read the Story
   Discussion Topics
   Poe Biography
   Scrapbook
   Other Great DVDs
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2011

    The Tell-Tale Heart Book Review

    The Unnamed Narrator is extremely disturbed by the old man's eye; he says it looks like a vultures eye. The unnamed narrator said he is sane not insane. The eye drives him so crazy that he is about ready to kill the innocent old man. Could the Narrator be insane? The Tell-Tale Heart includes a lot of suspence and that is what really makes you want to read the story. The Tell-Tale Heart is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe; Edgar Allan Poe is definitely qualified to write horror stories. Most of his life was centered around death and tragedy. Edgar Allan Poe fits perfectly for this type of writing. This is why his main character in the story acts in these creepy ways. This book is a fun book to read for anyone, mainly if you like spooky and scary stories. The characters in the story are the unnamed narrator, the old man, and the police. The unnamed narrator is the creepiest character out of them all. He is disturbed by the old man's eye. The old mani is a man who is innocent and has an eye like a vulture. And the police, well you will have to read the story to find out why they are in it. The Tell-Tale Heart is a great book for anyone to read. It is a great horror story and it includes a lot of suspence. I hope you get a chance to read it, because it is a book you will want to read. This one of Edgar Allan Poe's best short stories in my opinion. I rated this story a three out of five stars because I really liked. Also because I don't really like to read horror stories, but this was great. If you like horror stories this book is for you. Overall this story is great, and I hope you get a chance to read The Tell-Tale Heart.

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  • Posted December 2, 2011

    The Evil Eye

    The Tall-Tale Heart was a really good story. Even though it was disturbing at points it was good. It was well written and it wasn¿t too much to read and forget about. It offers creepy and exciting moments to keep your eyes glued to the page.

    The narrator tells the whole story. At first he tells about the old man. He loved the old man he never wronged him. He just hated that eye. The eye was pale with blue around it. To the narrator it was a vulture. He always talked about it, it bothered the narrator so much that every night for seven nights he watched the old man and shined a light on his eye.

    When he watched the old man it was like a horror story. The man didn¿t wake up. He would shine that light on his eye and would try to peek into the room to get that right on the eye. Even to get his head in the door was hard. He the narrator would say the oddest things. He had issues , tried to explain that he didn¿t but you could tell he did. He kept saying words over and over again. That just said it all.

    The ending was pretty surprising. At that point he really had issues. Over a pale eye that looked like a vulture to him. He had a lot to say in just that whole part. He was very painful about what he said and did. But at the end it was a pretty good book.
    Your final review
    I thought the story was really good. Even though it gave me chills it was good to me. I like those kind of horror stories that make you think. I like the mystery story. Scary story to others. Why did the narrator try so hard in the story. He had a pretty life to know the stuff he did.

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  • Posted December 2, 2011

    The Mysterious Eye

    Edgar Allen Poe was the author of this short story. Edgar wrote horror stories that showed you life after death. The Tell Tale heart is a story about a man who is distracted by an eye that it drives him to kill the man. It really surprises you how mad the narrator is.
    Description and summary of main points
    The narrator was the caregiver for the old man. The old man was very nice and generous but he had something that wasn¿t very normal, his eye. His eye as the narrator called it looked like a vouchers eye. The narrator loved the old man but hated his milky eye. The old man couldn¿t do anything to help it though. It was not his fault his eye turned out to be like that.

    The narrator really started getting disturbed by the eye to the point where he started to get a little crazy. The narrator would go in his room every night at midnight with a lantern and point it directly at the old man¿s creepy eye. Now you tell me that¿s not crazy. Most of the time the old man would just stay asleep. That would drive the narrator mad also.

    The Narrator would repeat himself throughout the story saying that he was not mad. You could tell that he really was. The Narrator got so mad over something so small. He just needed to take a chill pill. It¿s not like the old man can do anything about it.

    The Narrator does something that you would never believe what happens. I would highly recommend this book to ages twelve and up. It is a very creepy book but it is also has you asking questions at the end. Most people were frightened at the end of the story. If you like this book I advise you to read more books by Poe, he will always please you.

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