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Literary Tights Display Classic Texts on Your Legs

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Wear the works of Jane Austen, Lewis Carroll, and Edgar Allan Poe as fashion statements.

A Great Translator Takes on One Final and Nearly Impossible Project

In 1970, the German writer Arno Schmidt published his magnum opus, a novel called “Zettel’s Traum.” Its narrator is Dan Pagenstecher, an aging writer who lives in the fictional village of Ödingen and is an expert on Edgar Allan Poe. Dan is visited by a married couple, Paul and Wilma Jacobi, who are translating Poe into German. Show More Summary

The Literary Horror Of Eternal Darkness

Eternal Darkness is a 2002 GameCube game featuring an epically dark story that takes place over thousands of years. It’s a series of interconnected tales, almost like a collection of Edgar Allan Poe’s short stories, that weave together myth, occultism, and some of the dark chapters in religion. Show More Summary

Edgar Allan Poe’s Death Is Still His Greatest Unsolved Mystery

Edgar Allan Poe has been called the first truly modern author. He was the first American to live completely by what he earned through writing, according to The Los Angeles Times — although his profits remained grim during his short life. Show More Summary

Marissa Alma Nick Stages Cask, an All-Female Retelling of Poe's The Cask of Amontillado

Like all of Edgar Allan Poe's stories, The Cask of Amontillado is dark and psychological. The motive behind the murder central to its plot is never revealed. The author only describes the final deadly encounter between the narrator Montresor and his victim Fortunato. It's death by immurement: being trapped inside...

Call upon the powers of dry ice to spookify your Halloween wedding photos

Kristan and Nathen rocked their Halloween wedding like PROS. Haunted library vibes, Edgar Allan Poe details... you name it. One sneaky little tip they provided was to have dry ice wafting around in some of their photos, their signature cocktails, AND even at their ceremony entrance! So flippin' spooky.

Horror While Black: Race in Matt Ruff's 'Lovecraft Country'

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A look at America through the eyes of black men and women in 'Lovecraft Country', a clever inversion of the antiquated racism of H.P. Lovecraft's writing. Column by Bart Bishop H.P. Lovecraft, along with Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King, is one of the most chilling horror writers in history. Show More Summary

the-october-country: Illustrations for Edgar Allan...

2 months agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

he-october-country: Illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe’s “Tales of Mystery and Imagination” by Harry Clarke. 

Readers recommend: Fowler & Wells, and its tell-tale small plates

The Bar Room at Fowler & Wells in is part of the recently renovated Beekman Hotel in Manhattan’s financial district. It offers small plates that are tasty and creative. You can perhaps summon the ghost of Edgar Allan Poe, who apparently created some of his work while residing here. Fowler & Wells,...

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Sarah Vaughn and Lan Medina take Boston Brand to a haunted house straight out of Edgar Allan Poe.

Key phrase… “buried alive”, in 19th century newspapers

This week marks the 167th anniversary of the strange events leading up to the death of Edgar Allan Poe, and as Poe focused so often on people being buried alive, it seems fitting that I take a little time to examine what the newspapers reveal. Poe’s “The Premature Burial”, by the way, was published in […]

The Mysterious Delirium and Death Of Edgar Allan Poe

2 months agoNews / Crime : Crime Feed

On October 3, 1849, Poe was found delirious in Baltimore, Maryland, "in great distress, and... in need of immediate assistance." How he came to be in that condition, or what really killed him, is not known. The post The Mysterious Delirium and Death Of Edgar Allan Poe appeared first on CrimeFeed.

The Raven: A Pop-up Book

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : GeekAlerts

Fans of Edgar Allan Poe are going to enjoy this scary The Raven: A Pop-up Book. It is an illustrated pop-up interpretation of Poe’s “The Raven”. It is perfect for gothic, horror, or poetry lovers. You are going to marvel at the dark, beautiful pages that illustrate this brooding love story. It makes an awesome […]

FANGORIA Podcast Network: “THE RANTS MACABRE” Recite Roger Corman’s Poe Cycle!

2 months agoGenres / Horror : Fangoria

For this week’s episode of THE RANTS MACABRE, Darren & Mindy kick off a two-part series on Roger Corman’s famed “Poe Cycle.” The demonic duo discuss Edgar Allan Poe and Corman as artists and influencers, American International Pictures, and the first movie in the cycle, THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER, starring the one-and-only Vincent Price. You […]

"Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party" has murder, mayhem, and literary humor

3 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

What happens when a socially anxious Edgar Allan Poe and his sarcastic ghost companion Lenore invite their favorite authors over for a murder mystery dinner party? Real murder, of course! At least that’s the premise of Shipwrecked Comedy’s new web series Edgar Allan Poe's Murder Mystery Dinner Party. (more…)

Edgar Allan Poe Resurrected by Iconic Scream Queens in ‘Tales of Poe

Wild Eye Releasing has announced the October 11th DVD and Digital HD release of the acclaimed horror anthology Tales of Poe. Co-directed by Bart Mastronardi and Alan Rowe Kelly and co-written by Michael Varrati, Tales of Poe combines the classic horror prose with the star power of legendary scream queens Adrienne King (Friday the 13th, […]

TALES OF POE Combines Classic Horror Stories and Iconic Scream Queens in New Trailer

Edgar Allan Poe Resurrected by Iconic Scream Queens Wild Eye Releasing Brings Tales of Poe to DVD And Digital HD October 11th Wild Eye Releasing has announced the October 11th DVD and Digital HD... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Scream queen-packed Tales of Poe is transcribed to home video this October

TALES OF POE, the horror anthology based on Edgar Allan Poe stories from directors Bart Mastronardi and Alan Rowe Kelly, is coming to haunt us next month from Wild Eye Releasing. Coming to DVD and Digital HD on October 11th, the release...Show More Summary

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...

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