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Tell Tale

2010-10-15 11:26
What it's about:

Tell Tale is a modern day retelling of The Tell Tale Heart from the original master of suspense Edgar Allen Poe.

It tells the story of an ordinary man thrown into extraordinary circumstances. The hero of the story is Terry, a hardworking single father just trying to make ends meet while taking care of his ten year old daughter, Angela, who suffers from a rare disease that requires her father's constant attention. To complicate matters further, Terry himself is recovering from a recent heart transplant which has just given him a new lease on life.

One day Terry hears his heart beating unusually loud, so loud that he is sure others can hear it too. At first he dismisses it, but soon it becomes so pronounced that Terry finally decides to go to the hospital to have it checked out.

What the critics thought:

"Tell Tale may be a fantastic story, but the supernatural elements of Callaham's Poe-etics are so tightly woven into the action and emotion that one forgets how unnatural it all is."
- John Anderson, Variety

"Edgar Allan Poe would be intrigued - if not outright proud - of Tell Tale."
- Christian Toto, What Would Toto Watch?

The pieces are coming together. His life is falling apart.

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