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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

6 days 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

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

5 of Poe's Harshest Literary Criticisms

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

There are a lot of Edgar Allan Poe fans out there, and just as many who think he was a hack. In facts, his contemporaries were some of his biggest detractors—and he didn’t think much of them, either. In honor of his birthday, here are five of Poe’s most vitriolic critiques.

Write Your Own Eerie Tale With The Edgar Allan Poe Short Story Generator

On the 207th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe's birthday, residents of his hometown are celebrating with appropriate weirdness by watching a man mysteriously dressed in black make a toast near the writer's grave. If you don't live in Baltimore,...Show More Summary

Write Your Own Eerie Tale With The Edgar Allan Poe Short Story Generator

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

On the 207th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe's birthday, residents of his hometown are celebrating with appropriate weirdness by watching a man mysteriously dressed in black make a toast near the writer's grave. If you don't live in Baltimore,...Show More Summary

Chute your shot

2 months agoArts : Parterre Box

Edgar Allan Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher is heavy on macabre atmosphere and light on action, until the final paragraphs, in which the prematurely buried Madeline breaks free from her coffin and climbs upstairs to attack her brother, Roderick. Show More Summary

Edgar Allan Poe's textbook on seashells was his only bestseller

Topic: Authors Because of the shady circumstances of the book's publication, Poe sustained some career damage, being accused of plagiarism and finding himself blacklisted for a time with Wyatt's publisher. Nonetheless, the book's first...Show More Summary

Poe's Only Bestseller as a Living Author Was This Schoolbook About Seashells

In 1839, Edgar Allan Poe accepted a somewhat sketchy writing job: remixing and condensing an existing book, Thomas Wyatt's Manual of Conchology, into a cheaper version that would be useful to students. Wyatt's Manual was beautiful and...Show More Summary

Meet Edgar Allan Poe, the football player for Army

Football players are kind of like poets, in a way. The 2015 Army-Navy Game has been excellent so far, and Army is giving heavily-favored Navy their best shot. The Cadets currently have a 17-14 lead at halftime over the Midshipmen, and took the lead on a pass play, of all things, to wide receiver Edgar Poe. Show More Summary

21 Thrilling Facts About Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The best-selling album of all time was brought to you by Tchaikovsky, Michelangelo, and Edgar Allan Poe.

Annabelle Lee, and the Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe

Among the themes explored in poetry and literature, perhaps none compare with the romantic tragedy that accompanies the death of a young, beautiful woman. Whether death through sacrifice, or simply as a result of fate that claimed a life too early, this theme remains preeminent amidst famous...

10 Fascinating Facts About Ravens

3 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Edgar Allan Poe knew what he was doing when he used the raven instead of some other bird to croak out “nevermore” in his famous poem. The raven has long been associated with death and dark omens, but the real bird is somewhat of a mystery. Unlike its smaller cousin the crow, not a lot has been written about this remarkable bird. Here are 10 fascinating facts about ravens.

archiemcphee: For this year’s Christmas Sweater, why not try...

archiemcphee: For this year’s Christmas Sweater, why not try something a bit more dour than merry? You can say “Nevermore!” to Christmas spirit with an Edgar Allan Poe Sweater. It will turn any holiday party from a joyous celebration to a dark rumination about being buried alive or trapped under a slowly descending bladed pendulum. Show More Summary

Trick-or-Poem: A Halloween List

So many of my favorite poems aim to unsettle or conjure or raise the dead. There are, of course, the truly classic Halloween go-to poems like Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven,” Robert Service’s “The Cremation of Sam McGee,” Christina Rossetti’s “Goblin Market,” but… Continue reading ?

Buried Alive! The Immersive Experience

Ryan Reynolds in Buried (2010) The pathological fear of being buried alive is called taphophobia. 1 This seems like a perfectly rational fear to me, especially if one is claustrophobic and enjoys horror movies and Edgar Allan Poe short stories. Show More Summary

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