The Oblong Box is a British · Loosely based on the short story " · The film takes place in England in · Tiring of his captivity, Sir Edward plots. "The Oblong Box" is a short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in , about a sea voyage and a mysterious box. "The Oblong Box" is a dark horror movie based on a story by Edgar Allan Poe. The screenplay keeps the story interesting until the end and the cast has two icons. The Oblong Box Some years ago, I engaged passage from Charleston, S. C, to the city of New York, in the fine packet-ship "Independence," Captain Hardy. We. : The Oblong Box [Blu-ray]: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Rupert Davies, Uta Levka, Gordon Hessler: Movies & TV. Julian (Vincent Price) hides his horrendously disfigured brother, Sir Edward Markham (Alister Williamson), in a tower where he is kept in. THE OBLONG BOX. by Edgar Allan Poe (). SOME YEARS ago, I engaged passage from Charleston, S. C, to the city of New York, in the fine packet-ship. “The Oblong Box” by Edgar Allan Poe. My home is in New York. But several years ago, I stayed in Charleston. Oblong Box, The. Date: Director: Gordon Hessler Production Company: American International Productions. Stars: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee. "The Oblong Box" is a short story by the American mystery and horror writer Edgar Allan Poe. It was first published in the Aug issue of the.