Publisher: Symphony Space Compilations
Date: September 2012
Duration: 2 hours 22 minutes
Poe! is a deliciously gripping sampling of the mad imagination of 19th century gothic master of horror and suspense, murder and mayhem, Edgar Allan Poe. The creepy, breathtaking, and soulful classic tales include: "The Masque of the Red Death," the terrifying and ironic story of a nobleman who attempts to seal himself and his friends away from a terrible plague raging outside, performed by Fionnula Flanagan (Transamerica); "The Pit and the Pendulum," a hair-raising first-person account of a man in a torture chamber during the Spanish Inquisition, performed to a fare-thee-well by Stephen Lang (Avatar); "The Black Cat," in which a man's dead pet comes back to haunt him, performed by Tony winner Rene Auberjonois (Boston Legal). Plus there are dreamy, mesmerizing and haunting readings of Poe's wonderfully-atmospheric best-loved poems, "The Bells," "The Raven" and "Annabel Lee."
The Tell-Tale Heart performed by Terrance Mann, The Raven performed by René Auberjonois, Fionnula Flanagan, Isaiah Sheffer and Harris Yulin, The Masque of the Red Death performed by Fionnula Flanagan, The Cask of Amontillado performed by David Margulies, The Bells performed by René Auberjonois, Fionnula Flanagan, Isaiah Sheffer and Harris Yulin, The Pit and the Pendulum performed by Stephen Lang, Annabel Lee performed by René Auberjonois, Isaiah Sheffer and Harris Yulin, The Black Cat performed by René Auberjonois
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