Hear Patrick Bradley’s modern-day adaptation of Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart,” a tale of murder, guilt, and the sounds heard under the floorboards.
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No matter how The Tell Tale Heart is presented, the story is always phenomenal. Even though I know the ending, I'm still delighted by the twist at the end. It's probably the first story I ever heard/read to give me what many now call a Keyser Soze moment.
Unfortunately I found the narration pretty over-dramatic. It felt that the narrator was telegraphing the reactions I myself should have, in effect robbing me of discovering the reactions for myself.
Poe was a genius. There's really no need to try to breathe life into his words than they do themselves. A read with very little emotion would have made this much more suspenseful and horrifying. As it is though, it was a little on the campy side.
- Cal Meti