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October 26, 2011

Edgar Allan Poe: A Deviant Art Retrospective

I have been, and always will be, a huge fan of writer Edgar Allan Poe. His stories are written in a very understandable tone and language, which is uncommon for authors of his time period. I like to think that it was cause he was usually being published in journals and newspapers, so he wrote for the everyman that was more likely to read his works. Plus they were spooky as shit... stuff that only a crazy person could think up. Either that, or because he was a fall down alcoholic. To be honest, I love him for all those reasons. So in honor of the true King of All Horror Writers (he is also credited with creating the whole detective fiction genre... insane, right!!!) I thought I would pop over to Deviant Art and check out some cool pieces inspired by his greatest works. Click after the jump to see some great pieces....

Black Cat by Mad Little Clown
The Pit & The Pendulum by MacFran
The Tell-Tale Heart by Side Show Monkey 
The House of Usher by Mirror Cradle
Masque of the Red Death by Mirror Cradle
The Raven by Cherza Wolf
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by QAZklh


  1. I've always liked "The Cask of Amontillado", because there's no twist in the end, no detection of the crime or moral comeback whatsoever. The victim is emtombed and that's the end of it. Bleak.
    All together now: "FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, MONTRESOR!"

  2. Steve... that short story is a great one. Lets see if I can find a cool deviant art pic for that one and I'll post it for you tomorrow!!!

  3. Ligeia and The Oval Potrait are two of my favorite Poe stories. The Masque of the Red Death piece was amazing

  4. "Mask of the Red Death" is sick!