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THE DEATH OF POE (2006) A Film by Mark Redfield
Run Time: 80 minutes Black and White with Color Sequences
A dreamlike, dramatic telling of the last weeks in the life of American poet and writer Edgar Allan Poe, exploring the theories about the cause of his mental breakdown, and the mystery of his death in 1849 Baltimore. Award-winning filmmaker Mark Redfield, in this micro-budget independent feature film, mixes the events of Poe’s last days with imagery from his stories to create a dreamlike chronicle of Edgar Allan Poe’s final journey into madness and fear.
Starring Mark Redfield, Kevin G. Shinnick, Tony Tsendeas, and Jennifer Rouse
With J. R. Lyston, George Stover, David Ellis, Kimberly Hannold, Wayne Shipley, JimmyO Burrill, Chuck Richards, and Thomas E. Cole.
Camera: Jeff Herberger
Editors: Sean Paul Murphy and Jay Carroll
Make-up and Mechanical FX: Eric Supensky
Associate Producer: Tom Brandau
Co-Producer Jennifer Rouse
Music by Jennifer Rouse
Written by Mark Redfield and Stuart Voytilla
Designed, Produced and Directed by Mark Redfield
Copyright 2006/2023 Mark Redfield/Mark Redfield Studios. All Rights Reserved.
THE DEATH OF POE had its world premiere at The Festival of Fantastic Films, in Manchester, England, on September 30, 2006. The United States premiere was at The Charles Theatre in Baltimore, October 11, 2006. THE DEATH OF POE was released on home video in the US (in a 3-disc edition) by Alpha Home Entertainment on December 5, 2006.
“Another noir achievement for horror’s classic maverick iconoclast Mark Redfield.” - David Colton, USA TODAY
“The Death of Poe…is one of the finest movies yet made about Poe. Redfield’s acting is so persuasive that one can easily believe that this is what happened to the author…The film is dominated by Redfield’s performance; more than perhaps any other actor who attempted the role before him., Redfield IS Poe, both dramatically and physically. (The film) is almost decidedly grim, an exceptional tribute to Poe.” - Bruce G. Hallenbeck from the book “POE PICTURES The Film Legacy of Edgar Allan Poe” Tomahawk Press (2020)
“A fascinating, hallucinatory journey…” - M. J. Simpson, Fangoria Magazine
“Mark Redfield’s film is the true memorial that belongs on the gravestone of Edgar Allan Poe.” - Mondo Cult Magazine