Happy 200th Birthday, Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

Today, Edgar Allan Poe is two hundred years young. And as I’ve mentioned elsewhere, I have a huge affinity for Mr. Poe. He was hanging out with me before I discovered Lovecraft or Stephen King or any other horror author. And the only trouble with trying to put something together with media about Poe is that we’ve already done huge amounts of related material, what with all the Halloween goodness we have going on around here.

So here’s a list of some of my favorite Poe bits we’ve posted, so you can celebrate with us.


And here’s what others are doing: are you doing something? Ping me or leave a comment and let’s have a big party. Unless you’re posting one of those vids that has Poe’s still image with a moving mouth. Don’t turn the dude into a Muppet. Show some respect.

Update: Cult Reviews has posted two films from 1928 based on “House of Usher”. Well played!

By | 2017-09-24T23:07:05+00:00 January 19th, 2009|Stimuli|5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Sterf January 19, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    If you’re interested in Poe AND avant-garde silent films, you’ll love this movie on my site:
    http://www.cultreviews.com/full-length-movies/the-fall-of-the-house-of-usher/

  2. Widge January 19, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Excellent. Added!

  3. Wayne January 20, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Poe’s beautiful “A Dream within a Dream” is the basis for one of my all-time fav songs, by ’80s German synth-pop group Propaganda:

    http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=SS86mjP4NYY

    also, BBC Radio 7 is having an Edgar Allan Poe Celebration all this week… it started on Saturday and all the programs are available via streaming for one week after its first airing (note the times on the schedule are GMT, or EST +5 hours)

  4. Midnightdreary January 28, 2009 at 12:17 am

    Those YouTube videos with Poe manipulated to move his mouth are strange – not sure if they’re disrespectful, but certainly unsettling. Anyway, great posts on Poe! So many Poe celebrations throughout January, I can only hope the momentum for my number one guy stays strong throughout 2009!

  5. Joe E. Bandel January 29, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Here is the “Edgar Allan Poe” essay written by Hanns Heinz Ewers and translated by me!

    http://anarchistworld.com/hannsheinzewers/book/poe.htm

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