Emily Gault Carrell was the wife of Guy Carrell and the main antagonist of the 1962 adaptation of the Edgar Allen Poe story The Premature Burial.



Throughout the film, Emily is portrayed as a kind and honest woman, concerned for her husband's well-being.

By the end, it is revealed by Guy's sister Kate that she was actually greedy and selfish, manipulating Guy using his taphophobia (fear of live burial) using her friend Miles' psycho-analysis of him to lead him to his death.

The Premature Burial