"Something very special to the horror genre...both beautiful and horrifying."
HACKED IN THE HEAD
4/20/2017 - TALES OF POE (Wild Eye Releasing): Writer/directors Bart Mastronardi (also cinematographer) and Alan Rowe Kelly’s award-winning anthology brings three classic Edgar Allan Poe tales (The Tell Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado and Dreams) to modern times, with a cast comprised of “scream queens” Caroline Williams, Amy Steel, Adrienne King, Debbie Rochon and Lesleh Donaldson. The interpretations are broad but interesting, with plenty of black comedy thrown into the mix. A little long at two hours, but enjoyable and quite gruesome at times. Definite cult status potential and definitely not for the squeamish. The DVD ($19.95 retail) includes deleted scenes, featurette, interviews and more.
TALES OF POE is now available on AMAZON, AMAZON PRIME and I-TUNES! Check us out and kindly give us a rating! Distributed by WildEye Releasing- other VOD platforms to follow soon!
2/24/2017 - Review by Michael Klug on HORROR FREAK NEWS
1/26/2017 - Check out Bart Mastronardi LIVE on Popcorn Talk for New York Film Academy - Los Angeles, California today discussing TALES OF POE and filmmaking! Hit the link below!
1/18/2017 - FilmScene presents TALES OF POE at "LATE SHIFT at the GRINDHOUSE" in Iowa City!
12/27/2016 - TALES OF POE - Legless Corpse Review - "Scream Queens Bring Poe Into The Modern Age"
12/9/2016 - STARBURST MAGAZINE rates TALES OF POE - 6 out of 10!
12/5/2016 - Mark L. Miller a.k.a. Ambush Bug reviews TALES OF POE @ AIN’T IT COOL NEWS!
12/ 03/2016 - "If you are seeking your next anthology fix, look nevermore! TALES OF POE is a must see."
12/01/2016 - 'Tales of Poe' DVD: Scream Queens Go Neo Old School by MATT NELSON for UNREAL TV
11/28/2016 - TALES OF POE (Wild Eye Releasing DVD Review) on CELLULOID TERROR!
11/28/2016 - HORROR SOCIETY RADIO reviews TALES OF POE on their podcast - 4 out of 5! Thank you Horror Society! Review starts at 1:10:00 - Check it out!
11/19/2016 - MOVIE PILOT’s #Horror - “5 Must-Watch Indie Horror Thrillers You May Have Missed” by Rachael Rumancek
11/5/2016 - BROKE HORROR FAN's Alex DiVincenzo on TALES OF POE
10/31/2016 - Christopher Ganger of THE BULL PEN says "simply a must have for your personal library...horror at its classical best.”
10/30/2016 - Tales of Poe is now available on DVD and is definitely worth checking out!
10/30/2016 - "Tales of Poe," an anthology film that features Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell Tale Heart," "Cask of Amontillado" and "Dreams" in their full Gothic glory. Truth be told, I wasn't expecting much from "Tales of Poe," and was a surprised by how well it works despite its budget limitations. Clearly a labor of love, in a slightly twisted sense, that will appease the literate gorehounds.”
KUTV - Salt Lake City
10/29/2016 - UPCOMING DISCS reviews TALES OF POE and pulls no punches in its tribute to the master.”
10/25/2016 - Michael Doherty on TALES OF POE for Pop Culture Beast!
10/25/2016 - Smashing review for TALES OF POE by Porfle Popnecker - HK AND CULT FIM NEWS- "absolutely top drawer indy-filmmaking which I believe many devotees of the original author will find irresistible.”
10/23/2016 - SLAUGHTERED BIRD reviews TALES OF POE!
10/22/2016 - UK's NERDLY Phil Wheat reviews TALES OF POE!
"Kelly and Mastronardi’s Tales of Poe offers a fresh new take on the gothic maestro’s work, revitalising it for a modern generation, whilst at the same time respecting the history of Poe both cinematically and literarily."
10/22/2016 - on Wednesday October 26th @ 7:00pm - FORBIDDEN PLANET will hold a DVD signing and release party for TALES OF POE with Alan Rowe Kelly, Randy Jones, Cartier Williams, Brewster McCall, Joe Quick, Joe Zaso, Doug Rowan & Desiree Gould in attendance! Come join us!
10/22/2016 - Tuesday. October 25th at Dark Delicacies - Join Bart Mastronardi, Michael Varrati, Adrienne King, Caroline Williams, Lesleh Donaldson & Tom Burns for the DVD signing of TALES OF POE! Free posters too!
10/18/2016 - TALES OF POE review from Patrick Bromley for the The Daily Dead!
WE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT - TALES OF POE movie review
10/11/2016 - TALES OF POE arrives today on DVD and Digital!! HORROR BUZZ Editor Norman Gidney gives us a fabulous send off!
10/10/2016 - 5 Anthology Films POE-fect For Fans Of Edgar Allan Poe by Rachael Rumancek for MOVIE PILOT.
10/10/2016 - 5 Skulls for TALES OF POE from "The Outre Eye of Daniel XIII" - "HALLUCINOGENIC DELIGHTS"
10/ 10 /2016 - "Surprising in its artistry and intensity, Tales of Poe serves up an intoxicating feast of nightmares…" Review by Robert W. Monk
10/8/2016 - Wonderful Review by Peter 'Witchfinder' Hopkins on HORRORSCREAMS VIDEOVAULT
10/7/2016 - Thanks to GRUESOME MAGAZINE for this killer review of TALES OF POE! The DVD release is mere days away!
10/4/2016 - INDIE HORROR REVIEW gives a great write up for TALES OF POE - by Jason McFiggins
10 /3/2016 - 4 out of 5 Star review by Kerry Black at CRYPTIC ROCK on TALES OF POE
9/26/2016 - We are greatly honored to announce our win as BEST DIRECTORS at our final film festival screening of TALES OF POE from the CHICAGO HORROR FILM FESTIVAL!
9/25/2016 - DECAY MAGAZINE Review of TALES OF POE
"STUNNING! Bart Mastronardi and Alan Rowe Kelly directed a fine exhibition of Horror with experimmental visuals and tuned portrayals."
9/24/2016 - Fabulous review for TALES OF POE by Ashley Lister @ UK HORROR SCENE
9/14/2016 - PREORDER your copy of TALES OF POE now from Amazon!
Hitting the streets on October 11, 2016!
9/13/2016 - Edgar Allan Poe Resurrected by Iconic Scream Queens in ‘Tales of Poe’
9/9/2016 - TALES OF POE ends it long journey on the festival circuit with our final Official Selection at the CHICAGO HORROR FILM FESTIVAL! Screening September 25th at 4:50 pm at Chicago's PATIO THEATER!
A perfect ending before our national release on OCTOBER 11th thru WILDEYE RELEASING!
8/11/2016 - TALES OF POE at ComicCon
7/6/2016 - OFFICIAL RELEASE - TALES OF POE to be released in October under the WildEye Releasing banner!
3/1/2016 - Our fabulous TALES OF POE collaborator and co-writer Michael Varrati is interviewed by HORROR SOCIETY - Check it out!
2/5/2016 - HELLHORROR.COM reviews TALES OF POE
1/4/2016 - BENEATH THE UNDERGROUND adds TALES OF POE to their top 15 films of 2015!
12/13/2015 -TALES OF POE receives a terrific write up by Chritopher Zisi at ZISIEMPORIUM!
12/16/2015 - TALES OF POE made #8 on the Best Films of 2015 List at HORROR UNDERGROUND
11/20/2015 - Stephanie Roisland gives TALES OF POE a beautiful write up in HOUSE OF TORTURED SOULS
11/12/2015 - Jason Krueger's Review on DEADUCATED - "TALES OF POE - Classic Literature meets the Modern Anthology" - Click below to read review
10/1/2015 - MALEVOLENT MAGAZINE "LEGENDS" ISSUE features interviews with TALES OF POE'S Bart Mastronardi & Alan Rowe Kelly - click the link below to pick up a digital copy for only $0.99! The gorgeous hard copy collector's edition retails for $14.99.
9/27/2015 - TALES OF POE is nominated for BEST FEATURE and screens Sunday, September 27th at the IU Cinema in Bloomington Indiana .
8/13/2015 - TALES OF POE - OFFICIAL SELECTION - DIABOLIQUE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
August 15th 2015 - TALES OF POE takes 3 wins @ KILLER VALLEY HORROR FILM FESTIVAL! BEST DIRECTOR, BEST SPECIAL FX & BEST ACTRESS!
August 15 / 2015 - TALES OF POE is officially selected to the KILLER VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL - Actress Adrienne King will be in attendance!
July 31/2015 - Shelbeyville/Indiana -The Historic Strand Theatre returns on Friday, July 31st with a screening of TALES OF POE as part of their double feature night!
7/10/15 - Director Bart Mastronardi & Writer Michael Varrati guest @ 2015 San Diego Comic-Con Int'l to promote TALES OF POE! Signing copies of Tales of Poe Blu-Ray @ the Prism Comics Booth and also guest panelists on "The Gay Agenda in Horror: Terrifying Subtext" (see Schedule at link below!)
7/8/2015 - FEARS FOR QUEERS’ inimitable BBJane Hudson gives Tales of Poe a beautiful write up - Viva La France!
Fears for Queers- Cinema fantastique et homosexualite'
7/6/2015 - Adam Kaplan reviews TALES OF POE for WE HEART HORROR!
6/15/15 - Our latest review of Tales of Poe by Mark James Bullock @ HACKED IN THE HEAD!
5/29 & 31/2015 - TALES OF POE will have 2 screenings Friday & Sunday in the SPOOKY MOVIE INTERNATIONAL HORROR FILM FESTIVAL at this weekend's AWESOME CON in Arlington Va.! Actress BETTE CASSATT will be in attendance!
6/28/2015 - TALES OF POE is an OFFICIAL SELECTION and will screen at the QUEERS FOR FEARS Film Festival at the TEXAS THEATER on June 28th! 100% of ticket sales will be donated to the GALA Youth Program.
5/24/2015 - "5 OUT OF 5 STAR" review from NIGHTMARISH CONJURINGS http://nightmarishconjurings.tumblr.com/post/119571862898/indie-horror-film-of-the-week-tales-of-poe
5/22/2015 - Steven Hickey gives his Raw Review of TALES OF POE @ http://hickeyshouseofhorrors.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/raw-review-tales-of-poe_22.html
5/18/2015 - HORROR UNDERGROUND's David Sharp reviews TALES OF POE
5/12/2015 - Some promo from David Sharp at HORROR UNDERGROUND - review coming soon!!
5/12/2015 - Wonderful review by Chris Savage for HORRORMOVIES.CA!
4/27/2015 - Great review for TALES OF POE by BJ Colangelo for ICONS OF FRIGHT!
4/24/2015 - San Francisco Weekly: BAY OF THE LIVING DEAD on TALES OF POE by David Elijah Nahmod - review and interview with Alan Rowe Kelly
3/13/15 - RUE MORGUE MAGAZINE on TALES OF POE -
3/10/2015 - A SOUTHERN LIFE IN SCANDALOUS TIMES' Rickey Russell reviews TALES OF POE -
3/7/2015 - A new review for TALES OF POE on HORROR SOCIETY - please read!
3/6/2015 - TALES OF POE review on THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS by Tony Northrup
3/6/2015 - Tony Northrup interviews TALES OF POE directors Alan Rowe Kelly & Bart Mastronardi for THROUGH THE BLACK HOLE ... http://www.throughtheblackhole.com/en/bart-mastronardi-alan-rowe-kelly-interview/
3/4/2015 - The one and only Brian Kirst over at BIG GAY HORROR FAN gives TALES OF POE a fabulous write up! Read on...
3/2/2015 - "Brilliant! 8 out of 10 STARS!" Review by Scott Charles Geiter for GRUESOME HERTZOGG RADIO/ PODCAST GARDEN!
2/21/2015 - The Dark & Trippy World of Poe re-imagined @ Boys, Bears & Scares!
2/20/2015 - Our latest interview with Bart Mastronardi & Alan Rowe Kelly discussing TALES OF POE with Michael Haberfelner for (re) Search My Trash! A good read!
1/27/2015 - Our latest POE review by Michael Haberfelner in Austria for (re) Search My Trash! Check it out!
1/22/2015 - Fabulous review of TALES OF POE from Scott 'Doc' Shoyer at ANYTHINGHORROR.COM! Hit the link below and read!
1/19/2015 - TALES OF POE makes the INDIE SPOTLIGHT on THE DAILY DEAD
12/17/2014 - Our last screening for 2014 at THE CHAIN THEATRE in Long Island City! A packed house once again and great after party courtesy of our Associate Producer Marcus A. De Costa & Earl "Chip" Brian! (click picture below to view album of event)
11/25/2014 - Click the link to hear the live interview with Directors Bart Mastronardi & Alan Rowe Kelly as they discuss all things TALES OF POE with the awesome Jay Kay on www.horrorhappens.com ! Check us out under the November 11th Guest Conversations!
11/14/2014 - Our November 14th Screening @ Tribeca Cinemas for The 2014 NYC HORROR FILM FESTIVAL was a huge success! We screened to a sold-out crowd and cast & crew members Randy Jones, Bette Cassatt, Brewster McCall, Azmi Mert Erdem, Cartier Williams, Desiree Gould, Colin Cunliffe, Susan Adriensen, Douglas Rowan, Andrew Glaszek, Kimberly Dalton, Nathan Wrann, Justin Bisonette, Becca Dorstek, Harry Dugan, Michael Buscemi, Chris Rowan & Joe Zaso were in attendance to join directors Bart Mastronardi & Alan Rowe Kelly and celebrate TALES OF POE's return home to NYC!
CLICK image link below to see the photos of the event!
11/13/2014 - DAILY GRINDHOUSE announces TALES OF POE in 13th Annual NYC Horror Film Festival line up!
10/5/2014 - TALES OF POE takes Best In Fest/Audience Choice Award at the SCREAM IN THE DARK Horror Film Festival!
10/3/2014 - CRYPTIC ROCK - Tales of Poe Review @ NOLA Horror Film Festival
9/28/2014 - TALES OF POE wins BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY at the 2014 NOLA HORROR FILM FESTIVAL!
9/20/2014 - HALLOWEENFOREVERMORE.COM raffles off free autographed TALES OF POE poster signed by cast members! http://www.halloweenforevermore.com/scary-movies/tales-of-poe-autographed-poster-giveaway/
9/6/2014 - TALES OF POE featured in opening of NOLA Horror Film Festival Trailer!
To our TALES OF POE KickStarter contributors....
Our TALES OF POE 'KICKSTARTER FINISHING FUNDS' Campaign was a huge success, thanks to all of you!!
Now that we are wrapping all the last minute details to the film, all contributors can expect their rewards to begin shipping by mid November, 2014! Your generosity was astounding and it has enabled TALES OF POE to complete it's final post-production work, submit to festivals for screenings and also cover print costs for posters, promotional materials, DVDs and T-shirts!
Now this does take a little time to get underway so we ask you to please be patient with us just a little longer so we can get the best quality items out to you!
Thank You Again!
TALES OF POE Cast & Crew
Check below to see our KICKSTARTER Finishing Fees Campaign for TALES OF POE!