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Intrada Reissues Les Baxter’s ‘House Of Usher’ OST

Intrada has just released a reissue of Les Baxter‘s score for the 1960 horror classic House Of Usher, which starred Vincent Price and Myrna Fahey and was directed by Roger Corman. Based upon the tale from Edgar Allen Poe, the story follows, “A man, upon entering his fiancées’s family mansion, discovers a savage family curse […]

Pi and The Raven

Michael Keith rewrote Edgar Allen Poe’s poem The Raven to turn it into a mnemonic for pi. Keith’s version follows the original quite well considering his severe constraints. The full poem has 18 stanzas. Here I include only the first and last. The full version can be found here. Poe, E. Near a Raven […]

Edgar Allen Poe Rap Battles Stephen King

The lyrical lunatics over at Epic Rap Battles Of History have released a new rap battle that is perfect for the horror world! They’ve pitted (pun intended) noted poet and author Edgar Allen Poe against the modern day award-winning horror novelist Stephen King in a battle for the aeons! It’s “The Raven” vs. “Cujo”, “The […]

From Slender Man To Widbook: Internet Myth Influences Writers' Social Network?

They say writing is a very lonely business. Some of our greats have gone mad searching for the perfect plot line or bon mot. Edgar Allen Poe is a cautionary tales as to how genius led o an ignominious ending. With the advent of Web 2.0 and crowd-sourcing, an increasing number of services are looking to dispel the myth of the lonely writer by offering up social media options.

In Culture News: Why Herman Melville Failed, Why Authors Are Mad at Amazon, Why Plays Are Happening in Barns

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Dep't of I've-Got-a-Barn-Let's-Put-on-a-Show: Blood Ensemble made its debut in 2012 with Nevermore, a horror-play riff on the life and work of Edgar Allen Poe—the whole drama, which involved both sex and death, happened in a tiny basement...Show More Summary

Watch a Baltimore city street with cars parked on it vanish into a river in just a few seconds.

2 months agoOdd : Happy Place

At 1:10 all the cars are like "Omar comin', I'm out of here."(shortened clip below) People assume that modern-day Baltimore is more like The Wire than it resembles the city inhabited by spooky story-writer Edgar Allen Poe 150 years ago. Show More Summary

Boston's New Edgar Allen Poe Statue Is Going to Be Epic

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This is a clay model of the final design for the life-size statue of Edgar Allen Poe that will be unveiled on October 5, 2014 at 2pm, at the corner of Boylston Street and Charles Street South in Boston, which is also named "Edgar Allan Poe Square." It's got Poe with his coat flapping in the wind, a suitcase, and raven heralding his arrival. Read more...

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Richard Corben Presents "Edgar Allen Poe's The Premature Burial"

CBR presents an exclusive preview of acclaimed writer/artist Richard Corben's adaptation of "Edgar Allen Poe's The Premature Burial."

Photos of actors playing historical figures

4 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

VanVictor made a terrific image series showing historical figures played by various actors, from Aristotle to Edgar Allen Poe, Jesus to John Lennon.

Dwelling: Crimson Drapes Are a Must, Says Design Critic Edgar Allen Poe

A room based on Poe's "The Philosophy of Furniture" created for a 1959 exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. Photo via Smithsonian Mag Horror, especially gothic horror, has always been preoccupied by houses—vaulted castles where timeless evils lie in wait,...

Twitter Co-Founder Channels Poe's 'Raven' in 'Evermore' Short Film

In his short film, Evermore, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone taps into Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven to tell a story of familial devastation and rebirth. Stone is one of the celebrities who created short films for Project Imagination, a collaboration...Show More Summary

Karloff and Lugosi: ‘The Raven’ (1935) – Movie Review

While it shares the title of perhaps Edgar Allen Poe’s most iconic and well-remembered work, 1935?s ‘The Raven’ takes its main inspiration from the more general overriding themes in the great and macabre author’s canon. The movie stars Bela Lugosi as Dr. Vollin, a talented but deranged...

Nine days left to save The Raven illustrations

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 [...]

QuoTH THe RaVeN...

. THE RAVEN (Debts No More)(Edgar Allen Poe, The Raven)WilliamBanzai7 Once upon a midnight dreary, while insolvent weak and weary,O'r a balance sheet covered in a cloud of debts galore,While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came...Show More Summary

Searching for the ghost of Edgar Allen Poe in New York City

by Stephanie Cowell He died in poverty and was found in clothes not his own. He was only forty years old. Two years before he had lost his wife/cousin whom he had married when she was thirteen. 164 years after his death, we are still searching for him. This month and through January 26th the [...]

TV: Boardwalk Empire: "William Wilson"

I began to murmur -- to hesitate -- to resist. — Edgar Allen Poe, “William Wilson” [The superman] is not liable for anything he may do, whereas others would be, except for the one crime that it is possible for him to commit—to make a...Show More Summary

TV: Gilmore Girls: "A Tale Of Poes And Fire"/"Happy Birthday, Baby"

“A Tale Of Poes And Fire” (season 3, episode 17, originally aired 4/15/2003) This week on Gilmore Girls, there’s an Edgar Allen Poe convention in town, and Rory’s deciding between three Ivy League schools for college, and Jess is named employee of the month, and Kirk’s selling silly t-shirts, and the inn burns down in a devastating fire. Show More Summary

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