GenreDrama, Horror, Sci-Fi Story byEdgar Allan Poe CountryUnited Kingdom
Release dateApril 24, 2009 (2009-04-24) (Tribeca Film Festival)
December 31, 2009 (2009-12-31) Based on"The Tell-Tale Heart"
by Edgar Allan Poe WriterDave Callaham (screenplay), Edgar Allan Poe (short story "The Tell-Tale Heart") Initial releaseDecember 31, 2009 (Greece) CastJosh Lucas (Terry), Lena Headey (Elizabeth), Brian Cox (Van Doren), Beatrice Miller (Angela), Dallas Roberts (The Surgeon), Ulrich Thomsen (Lethe) Similar moviesEdgar Allan Poe wrote the story for Tell-Tale and The Tell-Tale Heart
Tell tale 2009 trailer
Tell-Tale is a 2009 science fiction-horror drama film inspired by the Edgar Allan Poe short story "The Tell-Tale Heart". It is directed by Michael Cuesta and stars Josh Lucas, Lena Headey, and Brian Cox and is produced by Tony Scott and Ridley Scott. A man's recently transplanted heart leads him on a frantic search to find the donor's killer before a similar fate befalls him.
In Providence, a husband and his wife die in a botched robbery; we see flickers of his last memories. His heart goes to Terry Bernard, a single father raising a girl with a rare degenerative disease. After the operation, Terry has flashes of memory from the last moments of the dead donor's life. Then, he recognizes one of the donor's killers and follows him into an alley. Within days, Terry becomes an unwilling avenger, with a police detective on his trail. Meanwhile, he begins a romance with his daughter's doctor, his moods complicated by memory flashes, the donor's deepening presence in both Terry's mind and body, and the unexplained bond among the donor's killers. Can this end well?
Josh Lucas as Terry
Brian Cox as Det. Van Doran
Lena Headey as Elizabeth
Beatrice Miller as Angela
Dallas Roberts as The Surgeon
Ulrich Thomsen as Lethe
Pablo Schreiber as Cochius
Jamie Harrold as Stanovich
Tom Riis Farrell as Legethon
Julia Ryan as Museum Docent
Michael K. Williams as Acherton
Scott Winters as Dr. Averman
John Timothy Botka as Police Officer
The film received a DVD and Blu-ray Disc release on 25 May 2010.