legendary Argentinean film was produced years before Roger Corman's
series of movies based on the stories of Edgar Allan Poe [including
his first, Tales of Terror (1962)].
It also preceded Mario Bava's horror omnibus BLACK
SABBATH (1963) by three years.The
worldwide significance of Enrique Carreras' groundbreaking project is
impossible to ignore, even though it remains - unfortunately - very
movie is a faithful adaptation of three stories by Edgar Allan Poe:
The Strange Case of M. Valemar, The Cast of Amontillado
and The Tell-Tale Heart. More liberties are taken with
'Tell-Tale Heart,' as director Carreras uses the opportunity
to add more substance to the characters from Poe's 4-page short story.
The other two entries here are very close to the source material and
manage to capture the essence of Poe. As a point of interest, when Roger
Corman made his Poe omnibus two years later, he also included the M.
cult actor Narcisco Ibanez Menta is the star for each segment [in three
very different roles]. For the third one, he plays a hateful watchmaker
murdered by his nephew. These two actors are father and son in real
life. Shortly after the success of this film, son Narciso Ibanez Serrador
left Argentina for Spain where he began a lucrative directorial career
in television. Later, he would also helm the two International genre
(akaTHE HOUSE THAT SCREAMED) 
CAN KILL A CHILD?.
Argentinean film, Spanish language with optional (ON/OFF)
English subtitles. 120 min, fullscreen,
DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT; extras include selected
Sexual Brutality, Adult Situations
for Mature Audiences