Edgar Allan

Poe's stories

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Cask of Amontillado

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The Tell-Tale Heart

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Premature Burial

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The Raven

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Now Available on DVD!

About the movie...

Throughout Edgar Allan Poe’s life he was plagued with nightmares and the deaths of those he loved. Those nightmares and his tragic life were many times the basis for his stories and poems; often he found himself in the middle of those horrifying dreams and writings as the victim or antagonist. “Nightmares from the Mind of Poe” brings to life those stories with Poe as part of them, as he often dreamed and wrote them. In the movie, Poe struggles with insomnia, sadness and despair in his own life as he creates his stories. The film brings to life four of the most well-known tales from Edgar Allan Poe, the master of suspense and horror - “The Tell-Tale Heart”, “The Cask of Amontillado”, “The Premature Burial” and “The Raven”; all of which are word for word the way Poe wrote them, except “The Premature Burial” which was adapted from his narrative story. In “The Tell-Tale Heart”, Poe takes us to the mind of a mad man as he struggles with the thoughts that caused him to do the unthinkable. “The Cask of Amontillado” is the story of ultimate revenge as Montresor punishes Fortunato for insulting him by walling him up in a catacomb. In “The Premature Burial”, Poe deals with one of his greatest fears... being buried alive. “The Raven” which was written through Poe’s suffering for his dying wife, deals with the dread of death and “impending doom”. In the end, Poe realizes that out of his nightmares and tragic life would come his legacy, his stories for future generations.  Click here for production





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What people are saying about

"Nightmares from the Mind of Poe":


The film recieves a great review from Rotten Tomatoe's Steve Miller:

“Ric White breaks 70+ years of cinematic tradition with "Nightmares from the Mind of Poe" by presenting four screen adaptations so faithful that they use Poe's text word for word. The film presents four stories--"Premature Burial", "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Cask of Amontillado", and "The Raven", interspersed and framed with quotes from Poe intended to shed light on why he might have written the story in question”...
“With "Nightmares from the Mind of Poe" Ric White has created a film that lovers of Edgar Allan Poe's work definitely need to check out. Film lovers in general will also find much to enjoy here.”
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“Nightmares from the Mind of Poe” was extremely entertaining and well done. Bravo! I have thoroughly enjoyed all the films that have come from Willing Hearts Productions!”
-Steve Dryden-

“I got the DVD Wednesday and previewed it that evening. It's great! I plan to show it Friday to my students. I told the other teachers about it. I'll also be teaching "The Raven," so I'll be sure to use it then, too. I think it's a treasure!”


“Each story was a good length and the characters were realistic for the students to understand. Great job!”
-Mrs. Sinor, Central Middle School-


“ Great job! Everyone enjoyed it!”

- Schmodt, Portland Middle School -

“I teach freshman English and we study Poe for approximately four weeks. I have been unable to find any films that remain true to Poe’s original stories. Thank you for making this film!”
-Mrs. Glenn, AVID, English teacher-


“I teach English at North Fork Middle School in Quicksburg, VA. I wanted to let you know that our students LOVED your video. We watched the tales after reading them. My students wanted me to contact you to request that you make "The Pit and the Pendulum" and "The Black Cat" into videos. Thank you.”
-Donna Shafer-


“Bravo! Jeff Rense and Brad Stiger introduced me to your production company. I will continue to follow your work.”
-Gordon McDaniel-

“The film was great. I loved how the tone of the movie so depicted Poe’s tone!”
-Mrs. Hawkins, Grassland Middle School-


“This was a great way to spend Halloween!”

- Mrs. Clark, Central Middle School -


“The movie helped bring the characters to life for the students and gave them a greater understanding and interest in the stories. What a great way for us to spend Halloween! Thank you!”
-Mrs. Clark, Stratton High School-


“I teach literature to college freshman; and Poe is one of my
favorite authors to teach. This film has provided a rich enhancement
to my course. Thank you.”
-Mrs. Cid-


“Thank you so much. The film was great; and it even received greater reviews as we discussed it in class. I can’t tell you how much we appreciate your hard work and how you brought the literature to life for the students.”
-Judy Hawkins-


“We enjoyed at the film and would come again. Keep us informed.

We greatly appreciate it!”

- Coppertown Middle School -


“We enjoyed it very much!”

- Mrs. Brown, Donelson Middle School -


“We enjoyed the film. The question and answer was wonderful.”

- M. Taylor, Cheatham Middle School -


“We enjoyed getting to meet the actor and producer at the end. Great production!”

- Mrs. Heim. Central Middle School –



“We had an amazing time at the movie. Our Experience was wonderful. Keep making movies that are exciting and interesting for our children.”

- Missy Glasner, Portland Middle School -




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