Poe's mysterious tale of two feuding families.
On the night when the young Metzengerstein is suspected of burning his rival's stables, a strange uncanny horse is rescued from the flames. He recognizes the stallion as the one depicted in an ancient tapestry in his castle and believes it also to relate to an old prophecy regarding the two houses. He adopts the horse as his own and becomes obsessed with it.
But one stormy night, as he rides out on his weird mount... the prophecy comes to pass in a way which he could not have predicted.