Friday, July 20, 2007
Annabel Lee on YouTube
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Ulalume - Short Film
Short film adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's poem "Ulalume", complete with ghouls, a dead girl, and a fractured soul--wouldn't you know, it just happens to be Halloween night. Helpful background info: ghouls are shape-shifting demons that feed off the dead. Produced by Steve Landau, starring Sarah Schweppe, music by Adrian Foster, directed by David Sabin
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
K.L. Turner: Nevermore & Entranced by the Night
See the work in progress at the artist's Live Journal
Purchase Nevermore swag at the artist's Cafe Press shop
Entranced by the Night
Archival quality print of an original 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch mixed media painting
#7/50 by artist K.L. Turner
Turner has a number of striking pieces of dark artwork available for sale.
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Gothic Classics at Comics Worth Reading
from Comics Worth Reading...
"These stories are considered foundational to the genre of the romantic mystery with their strange family secrets and touches of dusty horror. They’re talked about but rarely seen these days, so it’s a pleasure to get to read these classics in illustrated form. They all have in common young women with at least one missing parent who ponder the supernatural events they experience by candlelight in gloomy castles...Read Complete Review
...Edgar Allan Poe’s The Oval Portrait is a short four pages, with art by Leong Wan Kok. Like the much longer Northanger Abbey that follows it, it explicitly makes reference to the Udolpho author in establishing its spooky atmosphere. At its length, it’s merely an incident, but it’s the most explicitly creepiest in the book..."
Monday, May 28, 2007
The Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allan Poo
Edgar Allan Poe just lost everything. His dead wife is haunting him in his dreams, his latest book has bombed, and the imagination that fueled his stories has become a curse. His prayer to never dream again is answered one evening as he falls asleep in an outhouse. His discarded creativity takes the form of his dream child, Edgar Allan Poo, who must now undergo a strange odyssey through the poet's troubled mind.
Fall of the House of Usher / Pit and the Pendulum Soundtracks
A bootleg compilation of Les Baxter's soundtracks for Roger Corman's filmic adaptations of Edgar Allen Poe's Fall of the House of Usher and Pit and the Pendulum
Mysterious Poe Portrait on Antiques Roadshow
Mysterious Poe Portrait on Antiques Roadshow
In her interview with appraiser C. Wesley Cowan, which first aired on Antiques Roadshow in February, Guest said she was browsing a little "antique/junk shop" in Walnut, Iowa, when a daguerreotype caught her eye amid a jumble of other bits and pieces. As an aficionado of the form — and suspecting the man it depicted might be Poe — Guest says she eagerly paid $96 for the photograph and took it home. She became very fond of the picture, and over the next year, Guest displayed it proudly on her mantel — even though, she says, Poe "is not the best-looking man."
Cowan confirmed on-air that Guest's picture was indeed a daguerreotype of Poe — an amazing fact, given that only six such photographs of the poet were known to exist, he said. Despite the superficial damage to the image (apparently caused by someone having wiped it with his finger) Cowan estimated its value at between $30,000 and $50,000, conservatively, calling it "an incredibly rare portrait." Guest was overjoyed. "I'm thrilled," she said. "I liked the picture anyway, but now I really like it." Cowan said there was no question that a great many people would be willing to compete for the photograph at auction.
Perhaps befitting a story that involves Edgar Allan Poe, from here matters become more intriguing.
Saturday, May 06, 2006
The Fiction of Wilkie Collins
Wonderful collection! If you've been captivated by such Collins' classics as The Moonstone and The Woman in White then you're bound to find joy in this wide ranging archive of more obscure but entirely deserving works...
from A Terribly Strange Bed
The next look in that direction was enough. The dull, black, frowzy outline of the valance above me was within an inch of being parallel with his waist. I still looked breathlessly. And steadily and slowly--very slowly--I saw the figure, and the line of frame below the figure, vanish, as the valance moved down before it.
I am, constitutionally, anything but timid. I have been on more than one occasion in peril of my life, and have not lost my self-possession for an instant; but when the conviction first settled on my mind that the bed-top was really moving, was steadily and continuously sinking down upon me, I looked up shuddering, helpless, panic-stricken, beneath the hideous machinery for murder, which was advancing closer and closer to suffocate me where I lay.
I looked up, motionless, speechless, breathless. The candle, fully spent, went out; but the moonlight still brightened the room. Down and down, without pausing and without sounding, came the bed-top, and still my panic-terror seemed to bind me faster and faster to the mattress on which I lay--down and down it sank, till the dusty odor from the lining of the canopy came stealing into my nostrils.
At that final moment the instinct of self-preservation startled me out of my trance, and I moved at last. There was just room for me to roll myself sidewise off the bed. As I dropped noiselessly to the floor, the edge of the murderous canopy touched me on the shoulder.
Without stopping to draw my breath, without wiping the cold sweat from my face, I rose instantly on my knees to watch the bed-top. I was literally spellbound by it. If I had heard footsteps behind me, I could not have turned round; if a means of escape had been miraculously provided for me, I could not have moved to take advantage of it. The whole life in me was, at that moment, concentrated in my eyes.
Thursday, June 02, 2005
Film: Quoth the raven: 'Yo!"
That’s not the only collaboration the company has with Stallone. Nu Image is also developing a Stallone script on the life of famed poet Edgar Allen Poe. Stallone also plans to direct the film. (Quoth the raven: 'Yo!')
Wednesday, May 18, 2005
RPG Vault: Call of Cthulhu: Destiny's End Interview
Destiny's End is a third person survival horror game based on the universe of cult novelist H.P. Lovecraft, and on two of his most famous short stories, Call of Cthulhu and Shadow over Innsmouth.
Lovecraft is one of the most recognized horror novelists in the world and has inspired many writers to this day, including the best-selling novelist, Stephen King. The game will take the players on a voyage between health and insanity, through the mysterious streets of the abandoned fishing town of Innsmouth. With the possibility to play two characters, the brutal Jacob Armitage or the tender and smart Emily Carter, the game will pit the players against the fearsome creatures haunting the vicinities.
Tuesday, April 26, 2005
Edgar Allan Poe Action Figure!
Others available include Sherlock Holmes, Pope Innocent III, Ben Franklin, Shakespeare and Blackbeard...
Edgar Allan Poe Action Figure
This 5-1/4' (13.3 cm) tall, hard vinyl Edgar Allan Poe Action Figure captures the father of the modern horror story in stark black and white with a hauntingly pale complexion and a removable plastic raven. Pose him on your bookshelf next to your volumes of his poetry and prose. Illustrated blistercard. UPC