Monday, October 31, 2011

HALLOWEEN HORROR

As a nine year old I regularly scared myself sleepless by reading the stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe: along with Ray Bradbury, Algernon Blackwood, Dennis Wheatley and M R James, these were the men who fed my night fevers.

I remember, having read Poe's 'The Premature Burial', I lay awake for many hours listening to my heart and waiting for it to STOP! Indeed, I was no terrified that I penned a note for my parents to find. following my demise, instructing them to have my death verified by no less than three doctors!

Here, to celebrate Halloween, is the immortal Vincent Price reading Poe's 'The Raven'. It;s not the best quality recording ever, but it is a superb piece of Gothic playing...






Image: E A Poe by Grant Bond





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