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Edgar Allan Poe

Idris Elba's next project: Edgar Allan Poe battles a Satanic sorcerer
Jan 13, 2015

Idris Elba's new project as a producer sounds like the historical fantasy of our dreams.

25 scary stories by Stephen King and other great horror writers you can read NOW
Oct 17, 2013

We live in an age where you can experience horror in a multitude of ways, but a short, spooky story is still one of the purest.

How 12 classic horror stories could be revamped for TV like Sleepy Hollow
Oct 16, 2013

As Fox’s Sleepy Hollow has shown, there’s still an audience out there for some classic horror stories. So, what other stories should networks mine for inspiration?

Real bird that inspired Poe's 'The Raven' stuffed, now in a museum
Dec 16, 2012

When it comes to literary greats, inspiration can come from anywhere. For famed gothic writer Edgar Allen Poe, one idea came from a raven, which inspired his famous poem of the same name about the foreboding bird. Now, that little black muse is enshrined in a history exhibit for all to see.

The Raven's tense trailer turns Poe into the next Sherlock Holmes
Dec 15, 2012

Judging by The Raven's first trailer, that's exactly the vibe this John Cusack horror-esque thriller—directed by V for Vendetta's James McTiegue—is going for.

PETA's WTF offer to rescue the Edgar Allan Poe House
Dec 14, 2012

Usually, the only time you hear about the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals around here is when they get our attention by having folks like Jamie Bamber and Tricia Helfer take their clothes off. But this time, PETA got our attention with a promotional stunt we admit up front ... we're not quite sure we understand.

New movie mixes Edgar Allan Poe and 'torture porn'
Dec 14, 2012

Director James McTeigue's new film, The Raven, mixes the real Poe with a fictional serial killer.