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We’re smitten with the darkly whimsical and surreal paintings of Austin, Texas-based artist Erika Jane Mallette. In her awesome world Edgar Allan Poe kicks back by dunking a donut, while still looking distinctly ill-at-ease. Meanwhile...Show More Summary
… ingenious chapter of fiction that any brain ever conceived, or hands traced. So wrote Philip Pendleton Cooke (you remember… John Esten Cooke’s older brother), in August 1846, when sharing his thoughts with Edgar Allan Poe regarding Poe’s The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar The quote seems amazing to me… to think, not just that […]
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Before Maxwell’s ever opened, Edgar Allan Poe tried to solve a murder mystery in my native Hoboken.
Edgar Allan Poe Action Figure - As the inventor of the modern horror and mystery story, surely Poe deserves to be a very pale action figure. Use it to help you inspire your own writing or mix him with your other action figure to make a brand new episode of Dr. Who. Buy one here
There are just nine days left to save pioneering Victorian street artist James Carling’s illustrations of Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven. The Edgar Allan Poe Museum’s Kickstarter campaign set a goal of $60,000, and as of this moment, they’re $18,027 short. This is a modest little museum with no budget to speak of and that’s [...]
An article on the Big Think site described how Edgar Allan Poe was villified by his fellow writers, supposedly for not being successful. That sounds wrong to me; usually literary types turn on the colleague who IS successful. Whatever the...
Sadly, Edgar Allan Poe died at the young age of 40, just ahead of Halloween in October 1849. Still, his legacy of both spooky prose and poetry lives on — as does Natalia Kills‘ reading of Poe’s classic, “The Raven.” We first offered up this gem as a free download way back on Halloween in... More »
Our friends at BlazeVox, as promised last week here, bring you something terrifying for Halloween: Edgar Allan Poe! Kent Johnson! Conceptual Poetry (ahhhh)!! Without further ado, BlazeVox Films presents: E. Allan Po Reading: Anagrammatic Incantation by “Conceptual Poetry.” By Kent Johnson? Watch below! Then go here for the full text of the poem! (yes, we [...]
Right now you are probably thinking, Wow … what a unique idea for a Halloween costume. But is it really? Edgar Allan Poe always gets plenty of play come Halloween time, thanks to his reputation for the macabre. And there is perhaps no greater Halloween tradition outside of the pumpkin itself than females donning the [ Continue Reading... Show More Summary
Cookie Snake In the autumn of 1961, Doris died while reading the last sentence of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart". She lived on Logan Circle in Washington, DC, near the Shaw neighborhood, three miles northeast of a Chesapeake Bay canal. Show More Summary
By David Fabian: Deep into the darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. Edgar Allan Poe - The Raven With the stock market sitting near all-time highs, often times ETFs that have languished fly under the radar as investors focus on the euphoria of unrealized gains. Show More Summary
… was, of course, a very real fear in the 19th century. In fact, in “The Premature Burial” (published first in the Philadelphia Dollar Newspaper, in 1844), Edgar Allan Poe tapped into those very real fears. You can read it here… or, if you prefer… listen to it, here… I highly recommend the audio. I […]
The bouquets were made from pages of Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen King, and Red Riding Hood. The cake topper was a miniature zombie family. The place cards were actual TOE TAGS! And then... in classic horror movie style, all the lights went...Show More Summary
Edgar Allan Poe Air Freshener - It smells like “Poe-pourri!” Get it? Hahahahaha! Buy one here
I try to stay away from obviously copyrighted material without any contextual work done in the presentation, but this is lovely, and I hope that the quality of the scans of Elder's art might work that way
Director Stuart Gordon has worked with actor Jeffrey Combs since his first feature film, Re-Animator, in 1985. Since then, they have worked on nearly a dozen projects, many of them adaptations of H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe stories. Show More Summary
Two Kickstarter projects could use your help. One is a film reuniting Re-Animator director Stuart Gordon with star Jeffrey Combs called Nevermore based on the life of Edgar Allan Poe and the other is a chick flick film fest called Forever Fest! Read the full article on AICN Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Show More Summary
1963Dir. Roger CormanWhile it takes its name from a poem by Edgar Allan Poe, The Haunted Palace is actually an adaptation of HP Lovecraft’s The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. It’s still regarded as one of the titles in Corman’s Poe cycle,...Show More Summary