GKIDS is offering up a treat — or perhaps a trick? — to audiences and Academy voters this year. The company that has scored six Best Animated Feature Oscar noms since 2009, including two this past season, has set an October 30 release for Extraordinary Tales, an Edgar Allan Poe anthology film featuring one of the final performances by the recently departed Christopher Lee. Besides the legendary gothic actor’s portrayal, the toon’s offbeat voice cast also includes filmmakers Guillermo Del Toro, no novice when it comes to terror himself, and B-Movie master Roger Corman along with Julian Sands and, yes, Bela Lugosi.
Extraordinary Tales features five of the original American master of horror and terror’s best-known stories brought to big screen life with animation and Poe’s imagination.