Friday, January 19, 2007

Edgar Allan Poe: See and Hear!

This is for all EAP fans!

Excellent, teeth-chattering, spine-tingling renditions. This site indexes radio broadcasts of Poe’s tales, complete with foley effects and incidental music. Highly recommended! You can access “Fall of the House of Usher” for free.
The site also has a catalog for sci-fi broadcasts:
Note: If you purchase Poe, Vincent Price reads “The Imp of the Perverse.”

Tim Burton’s “Vincent”: a short, animated film in which Vincent Price narrates. Highly recommended!
Other works are also available through this site:
Check out this Oscar-nominated film version of the “The Tell-Tale Heart”:

I also thoroughly enjoy and highly recommend Closed on Account of Rabies: Poems and Tales of Edgar Allan Poe.
You can access samples at
The CDs contain:
Alone - Marianne Faithfull
The Raven - Christopher Walken
The Tell-Tale Heart - Iggy Pop
The Conqueror Worm - Ken Nordine
The Black Cat - Diamanda Galas
For Annie - Gavin Friday
To Helen - Ed Sanders
The Haunted Palace - Ed Sanders
Ulalume - Jeff Buckley
Berenice - Dr. John
The City And The Sea - Deborah Harry and the Jazz Passengers
Annabel Lee - Marianne Faithfull
The Masque Of The Red Death - Gabriel Byrne
The Raven (excerpt) - Abel Ferrara

Miscellaneous audio clips:

“The Pit and the Pendulum” read by Basil Rathbone.

More dramatic readings by Basil Rathbone indexed at the Glowing Dial:

“The Raven” read by Chris Goringe.

Edgar Allan Poe New Media Book. Collection of stories with Flash player (even using high-speed, I had difficulty getting these to download):Tales marked for “Horror and Mystery” are posted and “Fantasy” is coming soon.

Project Gutenberg: The Works of EAP
The first few links include copyright information and a reading of contents.
The drawback is that this is read by a ‘computer’ voice – no inflection.


Blogger Sydney said...

Basil Rathbone is a god.

10:10 PM  
Blogger Andy Duncan said...

What a marvelous set of links! That's reason enough to have a FSFS blog, right there.

9:56 PM  

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