Extraordinary Tales

2015 NR 1h 13m DVD

Extraordinary Tales

2015 NR 1h 13m DVD
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Framed by a fateful storytelling contest between Lady Death and the spirit of Edgar Allan Poe, this animated quintet of tales penned by the master of horror artfully captures his uniquely macabre imagination.
Christopher Lee, Bela Lugosi, Julian Sands, Guillermo del Toro, Stephen Hugues, Cornelia Funke, Roger Corman
Raúl García
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Extraordinary Tales is an animated adaptation of five classic Edgar Allan Poe stories, and it's aimed at mature teen and young adult audiences. The creepy themes and the dark subject matter, paired with intense moments like bloody murders and an overall obsession with death make it generally frightening and inappropriate for most children and tweens. The stories include dismemberment, blood, torture, starvation, and Poe's signature fascination with death and paranoia. One segment shows naked dead bodies tumbling into a mass grave and a brief shot of naked revelers cavorting, caressing, and kissing in baths at a masquerade ball -- not to mention drinking and smoking hookah pipes.

Sexual Content

In one segment, there's a masquerade ball in which a man touches a woman's cleavage and brief nudity in communal baths where masked couples are kissing and caressing.


The stories include animated death, starvation, torture, dismemberment, paranoia, etc. There's blood, horror, men dying, solitary confinement, etc. Dead bodies are thrown into a mass grave.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

The message seems to be that Poe will become a great literary figure -- but at the cost of being known for his fascination with death. Also, you can't outrun or cheat death, so you shouldn't hurt others for personal gain, because you'll have to pay in the end.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

People drink and smoke pipes at at masquerade ball and dinners.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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