A chilling compilation of some of Edgar AllenPoe's best-loved stories, edited by Vincent Price andChandler Brossard and with an introduction byVincent Price, including: "The BlackCat - The Fall of the House of Usher - The Masqueof the Red Death - The Facts in the Case of M.Valdemar - The Premature Burial - Ms. Found in a Bottle- A Tale of the Ragged Mountains - The Sphinx -The Murders in the Rue Morgue - The Tell-Tale Heart- The Gold-Bug - The System of Dr. Tarr andProf. Fether - The Man That Was Used Up - The BalloonHoax - A Descent Into the Maelstrom - ThePurloined Letter - The Pit and The Pendulum - The Cask ofAmontillado.
About the Author
Author, poet, and literary critic, Edgar Allan Poe is credited with pioneering the short story genre, inventing detective fiction, and contributing to the development of science fiction. However, Poe is best known for his works of the macabre, including such infamous titles as The Raven, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, Lenore, and The Fall of the House of Usher. Part of the American Romantic Movement, Poe was one of the first writers to make his living exclusively through his writing, working for literary journals and becoming known as a literary critic. His works have been widely adapted in film. Edgar Allan Poe died of a mysterious illness in 1849 at the age of 40.
Vincent Price's film career included such classics as Tower of London, Laura, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Tomb of Ligeia and Tales of Terror.