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.
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- Raúl García
- DVD and streaming
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
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 kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it