Michael Swertfager lived a normal life in the rat race of the Silicon Valley until he attended the 2005 H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival. That weekend his interest in H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe shifted from a hobby to an obsession. He has since been consumed by an unyielding desire to document the evil deeds of Edgar Allan Poe's actions during eight horrific nights in 1842. With years of study in animation and art, Michael stepped away from his domestic world and entered the craze of the artist. A mouse in one hand and a keyboard under the other, he spent the better part of five years recreating the story and world of Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart.