Winner of the "Best Adaptation" Award for The Poe Project at the 2013 Sacramento Film and Music Festival. This short story, filmed in the Sacramento area, is based on the story "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe. Written by Cathy McGreevy. Directed by Dean Carl. Starring Samuel Williams and Rafael Siegel.
Montresor finds Fortunado dressed as a jester and quite drunk and informs him that he has bought a rare cask of Amontillado wine. He asks Fortunado if he would accompany him back to his residence to sample the wine and verify its authenticity. In the house, the servants are all absent, somewhat humerously due to Montresor informing them he would be gone until morning while at the same time ordering them to not to leave the house for the carnival; an action which, he assumes, will guarantee that they will sneak out.
STATEMENT OF THESIS:In“The Cask of Amontillado,” Edgar Allan Poe uses irony to develop his theme of aman who seeks salvation through repression.