Horror Icons Join Animated Poe Omnibus Film

Though he’s best known for directing, Guillermo Del Toro will lend his unique voice talents to the cast of Raul Garcia’s animated omnibus feature “Extraordinary Tales” which GKIDS will distribute in North America.

Based on Edgar Allan Poe’s work, the modest $2.5 million-budget film re-tells five of the author’s famed short stories with each boasting a different animation style that reflects Poe’s universe and inspired by assorted artists.

Del Toro will voice the adaptation of “The Pit and the Pendulum” about a man being tortured during the reign of the Spanish Inquisition. Style wise this segment will be made to mimic a 19th century photograph.

Christopher Lee, Julian Sands and Roger Corman also lend their voices to other segments, one of which will be inspired by both Poe’s “Masque of the Red Death” and Egon Schiele’s paintings.

Source: Variety