“A fascinating, hallucinatory journey into the mind of the author who invented the modern horror story.” – MJ Simpson, Author and contributor to Fangoria Magazine
In late September 1849, Edgar Allan Poe was traveling to New York from Richmond, Virginia. Poe never made it – he was discovered raving and incoherent on a Baltimore street. For three days he lay delirious in a hospital where he died on October 7th. To this day, the circumstances surrounding his death remain a mystery.
Award-winning filmmaker Mark Redfield mixes the events of the author’s last days with imagery from his stories to create a dreamlike chronicle of Poe’s final journey into madness and fear. Included in this special edition are two rare early films based on Poe’s work: The Avenging Conscience (1914), an adaptation of Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart,” and The Raven (1915), featuring new music scores by Jennifer Rouse.
- NTSC All Region
- 3 Disc SE (2 DVD + CD)
- Includes Avenging Conscience (1914) silent classic interpretation of Poe’s “Tell-Tale-Heart,” directed by D. W. Griffith
- The Raven (1915), rare silent film based on the life of Poe and his famous poem (includes optional audio commentary)
- Documentary on Poe’s Baltimore
- “Making Of” Featurette
- Bonus CD of Mark Redfield performing the stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe