What American writer has had his or her stories made into more films than any other?
#97488. Asked by dac1964. (Jul 12 08 9:48 PM)
Possibly, and more like probably, Edgar Allan Poe:|
Perhaps most notable are the movies directed by Roger Corman and starring Vincent Price: House of Usher (1960), The Pit and the Pendulum (1961), Tales of Terror (1962), The Raven (1963), The Masque of the Red Death (1964) and The Tomb of Ligeia (1965). One film, 1962's The Premature Burial, starred Ray Milland and Hazel Court, with Price notably absent. The Haunted Palace (1963) steals the title of Poe's poem, but is more closely derived from the works of H. P. Lovecraft.
In 2005, Lurker Films released an Edgar Allan Poe film collection on DVD, including short film adaptations of "Annabel Lee" by director George Higham, "The Raven" by director Peter Bradley and "The Tell-Tale Heart" by director Alfonso S. Suarez.
"The Black Cat" was translated to giallo film as Eye of the Black Cat (also known as Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key).
The 2004 release of Hellboy on DVD contained a special 10-minute adaptation of "The Tell-Tale Heart" in the special features.
Lengthy list of Selected Poe-related films:
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