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Flow Like Poe - mc lars

Professor turned rapper, indy artist MC Lars decides to come rapping at your chamber door. He created an entire EP inspired by Poe and in this signature track he blends Poe’s rhythm with the flow found in contemporary hiphop. 32 more words

The Hell of Mirrors, 1965, Four Square (ed. Peter Haining)

After getting all new-fangled in my last post I thought I’d retreat back to my comfort zone again. We know we’re in a safe pair of hands with Peter Haining so let’s go with the young Mr. 703 more words


all unworthily bestowed

“That she loved me I should not have doubted; and I might have been easily aware that, in a bosom such as hers, love would have reigned no ordinary passion. 161 more words


The Sunday Intertitle: Tales of Witless Madness

Richard Oswald made UNHEIMLICHE GESCHICHTEN twice. The 1932 one is covered here, but for some reason it’s taken me ages to get around to the 1919 one, which stars Conrad Veidt (pre-CALIGARI), Reinhold Schunzel (better known, by me anyway, as a director of thirties comedies), and famed dancer Anita Berber. 532 more words


A Haunted Palace

Photo by Kainet

One of my absolute favourite poems is by the American poet Edgar Allan Poe entitled ‘The Haunted Palace’. I first read it in ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’, one of Poe’s short stories in which the poem plays a crucial role, namely emphasising the theme of one’s descent into madness. 332 more words


The Serendipity of Movie Collecting

While growing up I fell in love with the two eras of classic horror films on late night television. The first wave with Karloff and company and then the Hammer years mixed with the Price-Poe cycle. 443 more words

Daily Take

On the Subject of Dreams

In his immortal poem “The Raven,” Edgar Allan Poe wrote:

“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” 3,231 more words