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      The Tell-Tale Heart

      Released Feb 18, 1962 1h 18m Horror List
      Reviews 16% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Based on a famous story by Edgar Allan Poe, the sound of a perpetually beating heart of a victim torments the murderer. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Roger Moore Movie Nation The violence is bloody enough and broadly in the ballpark of this film’s contemporary, Hitchcock’s “Psycho” — a poker, thrashing blows, blood everywhere (in black and white), a body to be disposed of, preferable under the floorboards of Edgar’s piano. Rated: 2.5/4 Aug 17, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member A shy librarian named Edgar kills his best friend over a woman, and is driven mad by the sound of a beating heart coming from under the floorboards. The new sexual frustration plot devised here to draw Edgar Allan Poe's short story out to feature length really isn't very interesting or much in Poe's spirit. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member No where as classic or truthful as the story. While it keeps many of the same elements, it's missing the themes and the overall creepiness, plus it leaves out a lot of the good bits. Slow story, and a rather dumb overused end twist. Not my favorite adaption. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Builds slowly to some memorable horror scenes--Very good Poe adaptation!! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member worth a late night viewing of this poe adaptation. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Carl's advice to Edgar reminds me of the American Dad! episode where Stan yells 'Intercourse!' at passing women. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Rarely seen 1960 British adaption of the Edgar Allen Poe story starring Laurence Payne and Adrienne Corri. This adaptation adds a host of new things to what was in the original story, not surprising given the length of the story and is surprisingly gory for 1960. Pretty good. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Based on a famous story by Edgar Allan Poe, the sound of a perpetually beating heart of a victim torments the murderer.
      Ernest Morris
      Edward J. Danziger, Harry Lee Danziger
      Brian Clemens, Eldon Howard, Edgar Allan Poe
      Brigadier Films, Sinister Cinema
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      Danziger Productions
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 18, 1962, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 22, 2017
      1h 18m
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