The Blog Lagoon’s 31 Days of Halloween – Day 22: Edgar Allan Poe Performed by Karloff, Price, Lee and More…

corman raven comicHere’s a slightly more literate Halloween share.

What could be more seasonably appropriate than the works of Edgar Allan Poe? Here are a few choice cuts from my collection of some amazing Poe dramatizations by some of the true horror masters. Included in the zip file you’ll find:
-A 1941 episode of the radio thriller anthology, Inner Sanctum, featuring Boris Karloff in The Tell-Tale Heart
-A Vincent Price reading of The Raven
Christopher Lee’s readings of The Cask of Amontillado and The Pit and the Pendulum for the BBC’s Edgar Allan Poe’s Gothic Tales
John Carradine reading The Raven
-Three LPs worth of Poe stories from Richard Taylor’s series of horror records. (These recordings were available for sale, mail-order, in the pages of horror mags like Famous Monsters and Vampirella in the 60s and 70s. They’re bare-bones readings, but lots of spooky fun.)
-And finally, a promotional single for Roger Corman’s 1963 adaptation of The Raven, starring Peter Lorre, Vincent Price and Boris Karloff.


~ by Number5ive on October 22, 2009.

One Response to “The Blog Lagoon’s 31 Days of Halloween – Day 22: Edgar Allan Poe Performed by Karloff, Price, Lee and More…”

  1. There’s a dude I’ve reviewed named Christopher Aruffo, who’s set himself the herculean task of recording EVERYTHING of Poe’s in its entirety. You can find some of his stuff online, and he sells it through amazon, but he’s just about one of the very best readers of Poe’s stuff I’ve ever heard.

    Here’s a link to samples of his stuff. They’re dynamite.

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