Tales of Mystery and Imagination (1995)

South Africa, Croatia, 1995
1 series, 13 episodes, average 25m
videotape, colour, 4:3

A South African/Croatian horror television series based on the short stories of Edgar Allan Poe. Although made in 1995 it’s possible that the series wasn’t broadcast until it turned up on the British cable TV station The Horror Channel in early 2006.


An anthology of short horror stories.


Christopher Lee (host)


The Masque of the Red Death Part One (May 1995)
The Masque of the Red Death Part Two (May 1995)
Berenice (May 1995)
The Pit and the Pendulum (May 1995)
Morella (May 1995)
The Fall of the House of Usher (May 1995)
The Cask of Amontillado (May 1995)
Mr Valdemar (May 1995)
The Black Cat (May 1995)
The Tell Tail Heart (May 1995) 1The title is mispelled on screen
Ligeia (May 1995)
The Oval Portrait (May 1995)
Biographical Portrait (May 1995)

Cast Gallery


  • Christopher Lee: The Authorised Screen History by Jonathan Rigby p.223