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Patt Morrison Asks: Elections expert Andrew Gumbel on Donald Trump, Edgar Allan Poe and rigging the vote

Sorry to disappoint the conspiracy theorists, but when it comes to sinister suspicions about election fraud, the best test is a piece of computer programmers’ lingo that comes down to: Don’t look for evil plots to explain an anomaly when simple incompetence is probably the cause. Donald J. Trump, the...

Edgar Allan Poe: Time Traveler? The Story Behind This Meme is Legitimately Eerie

Meme culture online today is a complex, bizarre, and often furiously hilarious blend of interwoven mythologies. Borrowing everything from classic movies and songs from the last few decades, to unfortunate snapshots of celebrities portraying them at their least flattering angles, the world of the meme is a collective...

Wild Eye’s ‘Tales of Poe’ Gets a Bloody Trailer

A poster and trailer have been released for the upcoming anthology horror film Tales of Poe, which features three segments based on the works of renowned horror author Edgar Allen Poe. “Based on the timeless works of Edgar Allan Poe, three of the renowned author’s most popular stories (The Tell Tale Heart, The Cask of […]

Tales of Poe stars scream queens King, Steel, Rochon, Williams and Donaldson

After making the festival rounds for a couple years, directors Bart Mastronardi and Alan Rowe Kelly's Edgar Allan Poe anthology TALES OF POE is set to reach DVD and Digital HD this October, courtesy of Wild Eye Releasing. Written...Show More Summary

Get in a spooky mood with this haunted library meets Edgar Allan Poe wedding

A gorgeous black gown, haunted library details, romantic white roses, spooky jazz music, and a killer theme made this Halloween wedding spooktacular. We're SO in the mood to start scheming Halloween weddings, and this one is downright scary good. Don't miss the dry ice, creepy candy buffet, and amazing rustic venue.

The Shortlist: Writers’ Lives Reimagined

New novels inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, Anton Chekhov, Shakespeare and George Eliot.

Vernon Wells is Edgar Allan Poe's Lighthouse Keeper

When the legendary Edgar Allan Poe passed away in 1849, he left behind an unfinished story called The Light-House, written in the style of a journal being kept by a lighthouse keeper who has some worries about how safe his lighthouse...Show More Summary

Dario Argento and George Romero Teamed Up To Make Edgar Allan Poe Even More Skin-Crawling

4 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In 1990, George A. Romero and Dario Argento released Two Evil Eyes, an adaptation of two Edgar Allan Poe stories. In the classic Poe tradition, both tales are about people who do terrible things, and suffer hideous consequences. In the hands of two of horror’s greatest filmmakers, they become downright terrifying. Read more...

Bardism

It is not an actual word, but I like to call it “bardism.”  You know it as poetry.  I am a believer in bardism, and to me it is a free form of art.  Edgar Allan Poe said, “I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.”  But, as …

Talking Venture Brothers, “Red Means Stop,” with Elana @ Graphic Policy, 10PM Live

The finale of season 6 of Venture Bros. gets the Graphic Policy Radio treatment! All obscure references explained! From defunct NYC nightclubs to Edgar Allan Poe to super-powered Nazis. Join pop culture and history experts Steven Attewell (whose secret identity is that he’s an actual historian) and Elana Levin (who’s secret identity is that she […]

Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart, starring Rose McGowan, gets April release

The wait for director John La Tier's take on the Edgar Allan Poe classic THE TELL-TALE HEART has been quite a long one. Production began in October of 2011 and the first trailer hit the internet back in 2013, but now Alchemy hasShow More Summary

A Plush Vincent Van Gogh Doll That Comes With a Detachable Left Ear

6 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

View post on imgur.com The Unemployed Philosophers Guild is the maker of the “Little Thinkers” line of plush dolls of historical, artistic and literary figures such as Kurt Vonnegut, Edgar Allan Poe, Leonardo da Vinci, Eleanor Roosevelt, Karl Marx, Nikola Tesla and quite a great many more. Among this collection is a very unique frowning […]

"I Am A Shadow..."

"I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allan Poe...I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me..." -Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man (1952) I am not invisible. I am a shadow. People react not to me, but to the exaggerated image of me; to the two-dimensional shadow that is every black man. Show More Summary

Scream Factory Delivers a Double Scare of Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft

Murders in the Rue Morgue & The Dunwich Horror On Blu-ray March 29, 2016 A pair of horror’s most famous authors – Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft – provide the inspiration for a most diabolical double feature. Scream Factory presents two terrifying tales from literary legends with the release of Murders in the Rue […]

Fund This: ‘Murder Mystery Dinner Party’ Brings Gothic Lit To Life

7 months agoWeb / Web Videos : Tubefilter

Project Name: Edgar Allan Poe's Murder Mystery Dinner Party Asking For: $55,000 on Kickstarter Amount Raised Thus Far (At Time Of Post): $11,956 Days Remaining In Campaign (At Time Of Post): 33 Description: Guess who's coming to dinner? Here's a hint: If you've read a lot of classic lit, you're going to recognize a lot of the guests. Show More Summary

Horror Quotes: The Raven (2012)

Edgar Allan Poe: To what may I attribute the honor of your call? Detective Emmett Fields: The night before last a young girl and her mother were found murdered. The daughter's body was lodged in a chimney, the mother's head severed with a straight razor. Edgar Allan Poe: You're referring to one of my stories, a work of fiction. Detective Emmett Fields: I'm afraid I am not.

Edgar Allan Poe Had a Time Machine and I Can Prove It

Topic: Authors Curious and tragic, yes, but hardly evidence that the acclaimed horror writer could transcend the limits of space and time. No, my time travel theory concerns the author’s creative output, which you’ll soon see, is soShow More Summary

The Poe Toaster Returns

7 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Mysterious Poe Toaster Returns To Baltimore https://t.co/xEW4fbxR38pic.twitter.com/8Xosqyh5X3 — Baltimore Maryland (@BaltimoreMdRR) January 17, 2016 The Poe Toaster was a mysterious man who came to Edgar Allan Poe’s grave at Westminster Hall in Baltimore on January 19th, Poe’s birthday, every year to leave a toast of cognac and three roses. Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: Celebrate Edgar Allan Poe’s 207th birthday with this handy story generator

There are a number of ways to celebrate the life and work of macabre American writer Edgar Allan Poe, born this day in Boston in 1809. Taking a cue from one of his poems, one might ponder a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore. Show More Summary

Baltimore’s New Poe Toaster Honors Edgar Allan Poe

7 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

A tradition that dates back to the 1940s has just been resurrected.

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