The Tell-Tale Heart” is a short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1843. It is related by an unnamed narrator who endeavors to convince the reader of the narrator’s sanity while simultaneously describing a murder the narrator committed. This is the third film in our adaptations of Poe’s stories.


Rosie Duguid, Richard Tardell, David JM Bielewicz, and Frank Tirio, Jr

Directed by:

Thad Ciechanowski

“TOTALLY WORTH THE WAIT!!!!! Well done guys!! I LOVE it! The actors were all so good–the female lead sold it so well. And that song at the end was PERFECT.”

“The trailer promised a good film but even that didn’t prepare me for how absolutely incredible and well-done this is. I am blown away. Congrats. This film is a firm testament of the profound talent who created it.”

Y’all! This is fantastic. The acting, set design, costumes, camera work and so on are all great. As a someone who plays a bit with sound myself, I wish I could’ve been in the room with Chris Bell to see that process. Again, amazing work.”

“Excellent! Great for the genre. Rosie is a natural.”

“Congratulations on producing such a fantastic film!!! Really well done. I hope this gets many more views in the coming weeks.”

Speaking of more views, now it’s YOUR turn to check out this fantastic short film…

About PoeMovies

PoeMovies is dedicated to creating accurate film renditions of Poe’s classic short stories and poems as well as other works of classic literature.

It is our intent to bring the short stories of Edgar Allan Poe to life in a manner that is visually engaging, true to the original story, of high production value and an effective teaching tool for all levels of education. Our goal is to plant the seeds of interest in literature into the minds of our young and to elicit a dialogue between them and their educators.

The first film, The Cask of Amontillado was the recipient of a 2013 Emmy® Award and The Raven just recently received its own Emmy® Award in 2015. Both films are distributed to educational facilities across the United States and Canada in DVD and digital formats for download and streaming.

In an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, director Thad Ciechanowski talks about their mission…

“I’ve never met anybody who doesn’t know who Poe is,” Thad told the Post-Gazette. “It’s like how everyone knows who Darth Vader is even if they haven’t seen ‘Star Wars.’ But not everyone knows why they like Poe. … Our mission is to get people to know why they like Poe and to do that in a modern style of filmmaking.”

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