P.O.E. – Poetry of Eerie, a new anthology of adaptations taken from the works of Edgar Allan Poe, directed by fifteen independent directors from the Italian new horror wave, has landed US distribution with Elite Entertainment. We have a teaser trailer and one-sheet for your review.
From the Press Release:
P.O.E. – Poetry of Eerie is a collection of 13 terror tales, all in the English language, containing different looking visuals and actors. Each segment in the movie took a total of three days to film.
America’s greatest short story writer, brilliant poet, and inventor of the detective and science fiction story, Edgar Allan Poe, has had significant influence in television and film: Dario Argento, Roger Corman, Tim Burton, John Carpenter, Lucio Fulci, George Romero, Stuart Gordon, and Federico Fellini all received inspiration from the writer for their movies.
A pet project of director and performer Domiziano Cristopharo, P.O.E.’s goal is to present evidence that a group of Italian filmmakers are struggling to keep the horror genre alive. Look for its world premiere on October 28th at the Fantastique Semaine du Cinema (Nice, France).
We’ll keep you posted on the DVD release date, and in the meantime here’s a list of P.O.E.‘s segments and directors:
Domiziano Cristopharo “Maelzel’s Chess Player”
Giovanni Pianigiani e Bruno di Marcello “Gordon Pym”
Paolo Gaudio “The Black Cat”
Alessandro Giordani “The Sphinx”
Paolo Fazzini “The Man of the Crowd”
Simone Barbetti “Ligeia”
Giuliano Giacomelli “Berenice”
Matteo Corazza “The Spectacles”
Capasso Bros. “Silence”
Edo Tagliavini “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar”
Manuela Sica “The Tell Tale heart”
Rosso Fiorentino “The Crow”
Yumiko Sakura Itou “Canto”
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