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Saturday, 11 April 2015

The Edgar Allan Poe Collection

American-born author and poet Edgar Allan Poe was a master of the short story. His calculated, complex structures and recurring thematic obsession with the macabre can be off-putting to some readers but a glittering draw to others. While each of us teeter on the edge of sanity, Poe appears to have stared directly into the face of its opposite and reported on his findings. There was both method in his madness and madness in his method.

The Roger Corman films:
01. The Fall of the House of Usher (1960)
02. The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
03. The Premature Burial (1962)
04. Tales of Terror (1962)
05. The Raven (1963)
06. The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
07. The Tomb of Ligeia (1965)

Other films:
01. The Fall of the House of Usher (1928)
02. The Haunted Palace (1963)
03. Spirits of the Dead (1968)
04. The Oblong Box (1969)
05. An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe (1970)
06. Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972)
07. The Mansion of Madness (1973)
08. The Black Cat (1981)
09. Two Evil Eyes (1990)
10. The Pit and the Pendulum (1991)
11. The Pit and the Pendulum (2009)
12. The Raven (2012)
13. Extraordinary Tales (2013)

See also:
01. The Black Cat (2006) on our sister site, Nut Box.
02. Music/audio based on or inspired by Poe on our sister site, Nut Suite.

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