Film Made Based on Edgar Allan Poe's Annabel Lee

Posted on May 27, 2009

Annabel Lee

A feature film adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's macabre poem "Annabel Lee" will have its world premiere on Thursday, June 11th. The film celebrates the the 200th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe. June 11th is the closing night selection of the Dances with Films independent film festival. It will screen at the Laemmle's Sunset 5 in West Hollywood at 9:30 pm. The independent film was written and directed by Michael Rissi and stars newcomers Kristen Hagen, Jon Woodward and Bill Bordy.

"Poe has a classically tragic, yet romantic voice that is at its best in Annabel Lee," said the film's screenplay writer and director Rissi. "It has been quite awhile since film audiences have been treated with a filmed adaptation of any of his work."

The adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's "Annabel Lee" tells the story of Jack Blythe, an artist who rents a summer house in a quiet seaside town to find creative inspiration. He gets more than he bargained for when he meets a captivating but hauntingly mysterious woman who offers to be his subject for a painting. When Jack discovers that his seductive stranger resembles a woman presumed dead for 18 years, he becomes obsessed with uncovering the truth. Soon, Jack is caught up in a terrifying struggle that will unravel a mystery and reveal a horrific secret.

Here's the trailer:

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