Extraordinary Tales (Mélusine Productions, 2013)

Extraordinary Tales


Extraordinary Tales is an animated anthology of the classic Edgar Allan Poe stories The Fall of the House of Usher, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar,The Masque of the Red Death, and The Pit and the Pendulum . The 70-minute film features the voices of Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee, Roger Corman, Guillermo del Toro and Julian Sands. Each of the performances were specially recorded for the film with the exception of Bela Lugosi’s for The Tell-Tale Heart, which was recorded in the late 1940s. Lugosi, who toured a dramatic reading of the story in 1947, is thought to have recorded the tale for radio syndication.


Production Company: Mélusine Productions

Producer: Stephen Roelants

Co Producers: Didier Brunner, Raul Garcia, Serge Ume

Director: Raul Garcia

Script: Raul Garcia and Stephen Roelants

Based on original stories by Edgar Allan Poe

Theme Music: Sergio de la Puente

Original Music: Sergio de la Puente

Additional Music: Javier Lopez de Guerena

Music Editor/Producer: Nus Cuevas

CGI Supervisor: Cedric Gervais

Supervisong Sound Editor: Juanma Benavides

Visual Effects Supervisor: Javier de Prado

Render: Regine Waleffe

Storyboard Artist: Antonio Santamaria

Animators: Tomislav Findrik, Raul Marinez, Gilles Rudziak, Regine Waleffe

Additional Editor: Jean-Luc Ciber

Colorist: Olivier Koos

Post-Production Coordinator: Stephane Kies

Length: 73 minutes

First Screened: Luxembourg City Film Festival, February 28, 2013

General Release: October 23, 2015



Roger Cormen: Prince Prospero

Guillermo del Toro: Narrator of The Pit and the Pensulum

Cornelia Faunke: Death

Stephen Hughes: Crow/Edgar Allan Poe

Christopher Lee: Narrator of The Fall of the House of Usher

Bela Lugosi: Narrator of The Tell-Tale Heart

Julian Sands: Narrator of The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar



Extraordinary Tales


Bela Lugosi’s reading of The Tell-Tale Heart