Torgo's parody of Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven is a particularly well-done example of the genre, which has many entrants (it's the Harlem Shake of poetry!): Turning back, I saw them seated; feeling injured and defeated I approached and wanly greeted them: "Sylvester! Ms. Lenore! I sincerely hope you're thriving - had I known you [...]
If Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Edgar Allen Poe and Vincent D’Onofrio’s ex-wife can do it … I don’t know. Never mind. I can’t say I endorse first cousin marriages. But lots of people are fine with it. You can learn all about it in this Mental Floss video, “31 Kissing Cousins.” Also, remind me sometime [...]
After a not-great turn as Edgar Allen Poe in 2012’s The Raven, John Cusack has somehow become a hot Hollywood commodity again. The boombox-holder has landed the starring role in David Cronenberg’s upcoming thriller, Maps To The Stars, which he’ll appear in with Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson, and Sarah Gadon. Show More Summary
From Edgar Allen Poe to the Beach Boy mastermind.
Once upon a midnight dreary, while the hunktacular Liam Hemsworth pondered weak and weary… Rawk! Nevermore mind! Our poetical side often gets the best of us, but The Raven actually has nothing to do with the Edgar Allen Poe classic! Chris "The Raven" Black is a super-powered fugitive in a dystopian El Lay who evades robot cops [...]
Jennifer Garner may be teaming up with Kevin Costner, Selena Gomez has been tapped for William H. Macy's directorial debut, and Jim Sturgess is taking on Edgar Allen Poe. Click through to see these tidbits and more of the week's most exciting casting news. View Slideshow ›
Based on a story by Edgar Allen Poe, Kate Beckinsale just signed onto the upcoming film "Eliza Graves." The thriller follows a doctor who takes a job at a mental institution and falls for another doctor there. However, chaos ensues when...Show More Summary
Chris Priestley is a writer, illustrator and painter. Ever since he was a teenager he has loved unsettling and creepy stories, and he hopes his own books will haunt his readers in the way other writers from Edgar Allen Poe...
Roger Corman returns to direct the last in his series of Edgar Allen Poe adaptations, a Gothic ghost story entitled THE TOMB OF LIGEIA from 1964. Vincent Price stars as the reclusive Verden Fell, a man haunted by the memory of his recently deceased wife. Show More Summary
In the Fox thriller The Following, James Purefoy plays Edgar Allen Poe literalist and serial killer Joe Carroll, a man who in the series’ first episode removed the eyeballs of his victim and strung up her corpse like a side of beef. While promoting the show on a panel last ... More »
Sporting a Ravens' jersey and siting in a rocking chair at the San Francisco Public Library, city librarian Luis Herrera makes good on a bet he made with Pratt Library CEO Carla Hayden to read Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven if the Niners lost the Super Bowl. And they did. And how. And so Herrera made the above video as part of the bet. [ more › ]
The city of Baltimore and its high-flying football team rely heavily on Edgar Allen Poe's legacy—yet they're letting it fade away, writes A.N. Devers at Salon. City officials shut down the Edgar Allan Poe House last year, citing its $85,000 annual cost, even though it has successfully...
As we gather 'round our national campfire for the Super Bowl, of course it seems like poetry -- for one thing, the Ravens are named for Baltimore's tragic own poet-in-residence, Edgar Allen Poe, and his poem "The Raven," and the coaches quote Shakespeare.
One of my favorite books turned iPad app is Play Creatividad's iPoe, which collects four works of Edgar Allen Poe and provides an exceptionally creepy presentation that wonderfully enhances the source material. iPoe 2 is now available, this time with a decidedly animalistic theme as it brings us Hop Frog, The Black Cat, and The Raven.
Welcome to a new kind of serial killer story on The Following. It's not a procedural, but a serialized drama about a killer and cult leader that is obsessed with Edgar Allen Poe and telling a story. Instead of writing a book (which he already did), his murderous tale is going to play out in real life.
This week in horror history saw the birth of two men who would change the face of the genre forever. Edgar Allen Poe, king of all-thing macabre and haunter of teen Goth dreams, was born January 19, 1809. Nearly 150 years later director John Carpenter was born on January 16, 1948. Show More Summary
My Friday night started much like Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven:" "Once upon a midnight dreary (or about 9pm), while I pondered weak and weary (I was getting over a cold) Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore (or television)... Show More Summary
There's an old joke that has been making the rounds for hundreds of years. It has been ascribed to heads of state, heads of the church, Edgar Allen Poe and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It would make an unconscionable experiment. And I want it to happen. Do you dare discover it? More »
Courtesy of Zombie37 in the Boing Boing Flickr pool, a photo of a smashing pasteup of Edgar Allen Poe as an astronaut, by TOVEN at Station North in Baltimore. Poe Astronaut on Howard St.
-- Grief, Dimitri Balterments Oh! that my young life were a lasting dream! My spirit not awakening, till the beam Of an Eternity should bring the morrow. Yes! tho' that long dream were of hopeless sorrow --Dreams, Edgar Allen Poe You will be required to do wrong no matter where you go. Show More Summary