The Horror Honeys: Honey Buzz ~ Edgar Allen Poe Animated Anthology? YES!

Honey Buzz ~ Edgar Allen Poe Animated Anthology? YES!

If you're like me, and I think you might be, you have a thing for dark and twisted animated features. Coming in October, we'll get something brand new to add to our "I watch this every Halloween/Friday!!" list.

Indie animated distributor GKIDS has acquired North American rights to Extraordinary Tales, an animated film anthology of five of Edgar Allan Poe’s best-known stories.

Extraordinary Tales will feature the voices of Christopher Lee (in one of his final film performances), Roger Corman, Julian Sands, Bela Lugosi (!) and Guillermo Del Toro bringing The Tell-Tale Heart, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar and The Masque of the Red Death to animated life. 
“We are thrilled to be back in business with Stephan [Roelants] and Melusine Productions after our work together on Ernest & Celestine and Song of the Sea,” said David Jesteadt, GKIDS’ senior vp distribution. “Extraordinary Tales takes on the classic late-night horror anthology format with the full visual inventiveness that only animation allows, and we can’t wait to share it with audiences in the fall.”
One of the pieces of the anthology: The Fall of the House of Usher

While definitely not hitting new material, it's wonderful to see new life breathed into some of the most classic and enduring visuals and stories that the horror genre has to offer.

"The animation styles and techniques used for each segment vary with the graphic styles as we use textures, rendering techniques, colorization, and mixtures of 2D and 3D backgrounds, with 3D animation to uniquely express the psychological adventures of Poe’s characters as they twist and turn in the darkest crevices of his tortured imagination."  - BAC Films

Extraordinary Tales will be released on Oct. 30 in theaters and on VOD, which kind of just intensified my internal squee a little bit more. 

Just for fun. 

(Source: THR)