Greatest short storiesby jgcorrea | created - 06 Nov 2018 | updated - 7 months ago | Public
Some of them were plainly massacred by the cinema. Others were more or less well adapted to the screen. Many of the adaptations remain ignored or forgotten. Do read them, though.
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1. Le Horla (2009)
20 min | Short, Horror, Mystery
In the form of a video-journal, the narrator conveys his troubled thoughts and feelings of anguish. All around him, he senses the presence of a being that he calls the "Horla". The presence... See full summary »
2. A Day in the Country (1946)
Not Rated | 40 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
The family of a Parisian shop-owner spends a day in the country. The daughter falls in love with a man at the inn, where they spend the day.
5. The Fall of the House of Usher (1950)
70 min | Horror
1950. Horror. A traveller arrives at Usher mansion to visit his friend Roderick (Kaye Tendeter) and discovers that Roderick and his sister (Gwen Watford) have been inflicted with a strange disease.
6. The Pit and the Pendulum (1991)
R | 97 min | Horror, Romance
Horror film set in 1492 Toledo, Spain, depicting the cruel deeds of a monk named Torquemada, Grand Inquisitor of the Spanish Inquisition.
Votes: 4,421 | Gross: $0.00M
7. The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
Not Rated | 89 min | Horror
A European prince terrorizes the local peasantry while using his castle as a refuge against the "Red Death" plague that stalks the land.
8. The Black Cat (1934)
Not Rated | 65 min | Adventure, Crime, Horror
American honeymooners in Hungary become trapped in the home of a Satan-worshiping priest when the bride is taken there for medical help following a road accident.
Votes: 9,989 | Gross: $0.51M
13. In a Grove (2011)
Unrated | 40 min | Short, Thriller
A series of witnesses are summoned to give their accounts of the events leading up to the death of Mike Green and the disappearance of his girlfriend.
14. Rashomon (1950)
Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The rape of a bride and the murder of her samurai husband are recalled from the perspectives of a bandit, the bride, the samurai's ghost and a woodcutter.
Votes: 157,130 | Gross: $0.10M
15. The Judgment (2016)
45 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Adapted from the short story by Franz Kafka, The Judgment is a psychological drama exploring themes of alienation, memory, and the lines between fantasy and reality. The film follows Georg ... See full summary »
19. A Missa do Galo (1982)
24 min | Short
It's Christmas Eve and country boy Nogueira wants to see the Missa do Galo ("Rooster's Mass) while he stays on his uncle house located in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's capital back ... See full summary »
21. A Causa Secreta (1994)
93 min | Drama
Theater director asks his actors for a research on human cruelty and misery in Brazil, while trying to raise funds for his next production, a play based on a story by Machado de Assis, "A ... See full summary »