The first one eclipses the others by a huge margin. The setting is a room like the one in the story itself. Vincent takes on the role of sole narrator. He’s masterful. He’s doesn't just narrate, he lives every heart-pounding minute of it with a flawless sense of timing. It’s the finest one-man TV play I've ever witnessed. The music and camera each help draw out the most tension.
Pendulum is the next best and in any other collection would be a highlight itself. The middle two stories are just average. They aren't Poe’s best work, so there's only so much can be done with them.
5 realities of terror out of 5