Day 12 has become about Edgar Allan Poe. And as for “The Masque of the Red Death,” well, Roger Corman turned it into a film. Your Uncle Bill’s given it a reading. I’ve given it a reading. But a really solid interp of it comes from Gabriel Byrne and the why-the-hell-is-it-still-out-of-print Closed on Account of Rabies–the all-star Poe reading two-disc set from 1997. (It’s going for $5 used on Amazon. Get it. Seriously.) You can check that out below the jump.
And, just as a bonus–and because we can–Basil Rathbone will read “Annabel Lee” for you. Because, you know, Poe.