Poe Movie Links

The Films of Poe


Here are a few links to movies based on Poe’s writings. This page is an ongoing project so check back often to see what’s new. Have a link to a movie we haven’t covered? Send us the link and we’ll be sure to add it to the list. EMAIL US. Also be sure to sign up for our Newsletter to keep up to date on the frequent additions we make to the website. You can find the subscription form at the end of this page.



Selected Poe-related films

Edgar Allen Poe (sic) (1909)

The Gold Bug (France, 1910)

The Pit and the Pendulum (Italy, 1910)

The Bells (1912)



 The Avenging Conscience or: ‘Thou Shalt Not Kill’ (1914)


The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1914)

The Raven (1915) – This film is more of a Poe biography; however, a brief segment of the film is indeed an abbreviated performance of the namesake poem.

The Tell Tale Heart (1928)

The Fall of the House of Usher (US, 1928)

La Chute de la maison Usher (France, 1928)



Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)




The Black Cat (1934)





Maniac (1934) – also adapts “The Black Cat”

The Crime of Dr. Crespi (1935) from “The Premature Burial

The Raven (1935)

The Tell-Tale Heart (1941)

The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe (1942) (a movie biography of Poe]

Mystery of Marie Roget (1942)

The Tell-Tale Heart (1953)

The Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1953)

House of Usher (1960)

The Tell-Tale Heart (1960)

The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)

The Premature Burial (1962)

Tales of Terror (1962) – Adapts “Morella,” “The Black Cat,” and “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar”

The Raven (1963)

The Masque of the Red Death (1964)

Castle of Blood (1964)

The Tomb of Ligeia (1965)

Spirits of the Dead (Histoires extraordinaires), 3 segments: Metzengerstein by Roger Vadim, William Wilson by Louis Malle and Toby Dammit by Federico Fellini (France/Italy, 1968)

The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971)

The Spectre of Edgar Allan Poe (1974) – Directed by Mohy Quandour. With Robert Walker Jr., Cesar Romero, Tom Drake.

Vincent (1982), a short film by Tim Burton, about a boy who is obsessed with Poe and Vincent Price.

Fool’s Fire (1992) – a short film written and directed by Julie Taymor and starring Michael J. Anderson, an adaptation of “Hop-Frog”

The Raven…Nevermore (1999)

The Raven (short film – 2003)

The Death of Poe (2006)

Nightmares from the Mind of Poe (2006)

The Light-house (2008)

Eureka: The Mind Of Edgar Allan Poe (2008)

Edgar Allan Poe’s Ligeia (2008)

House of Usher (2008), queer pastiche directed by David DeCoteau

The Pit and the Pendulum (2009), contemporary riff directed by David DeCoteau

William Wilson (2011) – a short film directed by Michael Van Devere

The Raven (2012)



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