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Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack to Narrate Edgar Allan Poe In New Audiobook, Streams “The Tell-Tale Heart” Teaser

There may be no greater American horror author than Edgar Allan Poe (known to many by his goth name, ‘Night Pain’). The scandalous Baltimore native perfected the climactic twist with his ghoulish, groundbreaking tales of hearts under floorboards, bladed pendulums, premature burials, and embodied diseases crashing costume parties. And if there’s one voice in metal who we’d most want to hear narrating his stories on tape, I think we can all agree, it’s that of Randy Bly — what? No, probably not Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides. Why? Is he doing that? Wait, he is? Well, shit!
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Edgar Allan Poe live theater show opens at Piccolo

Director Chrissy Eliason lives a double life. During the day she manages a pest company, and at night she terrifies theater audiences during live theater shows. This month’s (two-legged) victims are Edgar Allan Poe fans. “Poe’s way of writing is just something that has always resonated with me,” she...
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Watch Robert Eggers Adapt Edgar Allan Poe in Early Short Film ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’

Click here to read the full article. Robert Eggers is such a dominant force in the indie film world that it’s easy to forget “The Northman” is only his third movie. Eggers made his feature debut with 2015’s “The Witch,” but he started directing films seven years earlier when he adapted Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” as a short in 2008. The film helped Eggers develop the period horror aesthetic that he perfected in “The Witch,” and established his relationships with several key collaborators. Now, cinephiles can watch the short film for the first time, as Eggers has chosen to...
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Why Edgar Allan Poe Isn't Just a Sad Boy

We remember Edgar Allan Poe for his tales of horror and the macabre as well as inventing the entire Detective Fiction Genre. But unlike many of the great authors of Western classic literature, he has become an icon unto himself, recognized to this day by name and face almost more than the titles of his stories and poems.
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Johns Hopkins curators examine musical mystery linked to Edgar Allan Poe

Call it the case of the Tell-Tale Art. A sheet of paper the color and texture of stale toast appears at first glance to hold a key clue toward resolving a puzzle that has baffled scholars of the horror writer Edgar Allan Poe for more than a century regarding the date of the poet’s marriage to his 13-year-old cousin, Virginia Clemm.
BALTIMORE, MD
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Johns Hopkins curators investigate musical mystery linked to Edgar Allan Poe

Call it the case of the Tell-Tale Art. A sheet of paper the color and texture of stale toast appears at first glance to hold a key clue toward resolving a puzzle that has baffled scholars of the horror writer Edgar Allan Poe for more than a century regarding the date of the poet’s marriage to his 13-year-old cousin, Virginia Clemm. In reality, the document — a piece of sheet music titled “Mr. ...
BALTIMORE, MD
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Edgar Allan Poe

“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”. In 1846, The Bronx became home to the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage, which formerly housed the American Writer, his wife Virginia and Aunt, Maria Clemm. The home was built in 1812 and was rented by Poe for $100 a year. The Bronx County Historical Society registered the home in 1975 as a historic house museum over a century after the Writer’s death in 1849. Poe’s influence left a mark for modern horror and romantic storytellers and paved a way for unique symbolism in literature.
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On this day in history Edgar Allan Poe is born

On January 19, 1809, poet, author and literary critic Edgar Allan Poe is born in Boston, Massachusetts. By the time he was three years old, both of Poe’s parents had died, leaving him in the care of his godfather, John Allan, a wealthy tobacco merchant. After attending school in England, Poe entered the University of Virginia (UVA) in 1826. After fighting with Allan over his heavy gambling debts…
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Review: Edgar Allan Poe loved the science behind the mystery and macabre

FSG ($30) Asked to picture Edgar Allan Poe, most Americans would see the 1848 daguerreotype taken in the last year of Poe’s life. A sunken-eyed, haunted man struggling to retain control of his life: This is the Poe we conjure up in our heads. That we envision this twilight Poe is almost overdetermined, because it fits so well with his ominous and hallucinatory works, from “The Tell-Tale Heart” to “The Purloined Letter” to, of course, the brilliant and metrically innovative poem “The Raven.”
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Netflix's Edgar Allan Poe Film Adds Gillian Anderson to Cast

The works of Edgar Allan Poe have inspired all sorts of movies and TV shows, with the upcoming The Pale Blue Eye taking a slightly different approach to the figure and instead centering the story around Poe himself. Inspired by the 2006 novel of the same name by author Louis Bayard, the project was previously confirmed to star Harry Melling and Christian Bale. A new report from Deadline details the impressive ensemble that director Scott Cooper has amassed for the project, which includes Gillian Anderson, Lucy Boynton, Toby Jones, and more. The Pale Blue Eye doesn't yet have a release date on Netflix.
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Orgeron caption contest winner goes Edgar Allan Poe on Coach O

This is an opinion cartoon caption contest cartoon. Congratulations, B.B. Joyner. Your winning caption gave Coach Orgeron the bird! Well played. You’ve won yourself a date with a signed print of this cartoon. (Send me an email: jdcrowe@al.com.) There were several good captions to pick from for this contest. In...
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