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The Masque of the Red Death

Edgar Allen Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death is a Gothic tale of horror and of the comeuppance of the nobility who revel while the poor die of the plague. I hope you enjoy this modernized but faithful adaptation. … Continue reading

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Review of “Altered Carbon” (season 1)

* * * B Netflix new science fiction series Altered Carbon is based on the premise that people can be completely encoded on a device, based on alien technology, known as a stack. Bodies that can be controlled by a … Continue reading

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Poe’s “Mesmeric Revelation”

Edgar Allen Poe wrote many great horror stories, plenty of which are still effective today. One which does not fair so well is the “Mesmeric Revelation”. This is the story of a conversation between a mesmerist (what we would today … Continue reading

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Murders in the Rue Morgue: The Genesis of Mystery

In 1841, a full forty five years before Arthur Conan Doyle published A Study in Scarlet, the first of his Sherlock Holmes mysteries, Edgar Allen Poe published “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”. This was the first of three mysteries … Continue reading

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