Archive for Edgar Allan Poe

Goregirl’s Dungeon on YouTube: The Shutdowns – Four on the Floor (from The Black Cat)

Posted in movies, Something Weird Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 30, 2013 by goregirl

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Music and images from Harold Hoffman’s The Black Cat (1966). A nifty little version of Edgar Allan Poe’s story, competently filmed with a vaguely quirky vibe and a great performance from its lead Robert Frost. The ShutdownsFour on the Floor

Help Stuart Gordon’s NEVERMORE on Kickstarter

Posted in horror, movies, USA with tags , , , , , , on October 24, 2013 by goregirl

I just backed Nevermore on Kickstarter; the new project from Stuart Gordon & Jeffrey Combs. The same Stuart Gordon who gave to me two of my favourite horror films from the 1980s; Re-Animator and From Beyond. A crapload of other entertaining entries too like Dolls, The Pit and the Pendulum, Castle Freak, Space Truckers and Dagon. I NEED to see Gordon’s Nevermore so PLEDGE NOW! I just had a look at the Kickstarter page and Nevermore has raised $77,315 of its $375,000 goal with 7 days to go. The thing with Kickstarter is it is all or nothing; if the goal isn’t reached they get no money. You can donate as much or as little as you like and they have all sorts of nifty incentives too. Watch the video and/or read about Nevermore below and than head on over to their Kickstarter page and make a pledge.

Taken from the Kickstarter page:

Master Horror director Stuart Gordon, brilliant actor Jeffrey Combs and inspired screenwriter Dennis Paoli – the team that brought you From Beyond and Re-Animator – team up again to bring you a brand new feature film – NEVERMORE.

The incredible Jeffrey Combs stars as Edgar Allan Poe, haunted by spirits of the dead and the imp of the perverse as he attempts one last recitation of The Raven to save himself from a life of crushing poverty and soul destroying alcoholism. The screenplay is adapted from the script for the stage play Nevermore – which ran in Los Angeles and toured the country to sold out houses and great acclaim. A selection of reviews and articles: Los Angeles Times, Shock Till You Drop, The Batimore Sun and Fear Net.

NEVERMORE is set in 1848, a year after the death of Poe’s beloved wife Virginia (and a year before his own.) He had become internationally famous as the author of ‘The Raven’ and his ‘Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque.’ But his fame did not provide fortune and so he was constantly seeking financial security and respect from the literary establishment.

This is Poe in his own words. Our text is taken from his letters and essays and we have based our evening on reviews and reports of his actual appearances. Our goal is to present a sense of the fascinating man behind the poetry and brilliant tales, a man who could be his own worst enemy, and whose life was even more bizarre and tragic than his strangest story.

The film will expand on the stage play by dramatizing some of Poe’s most famous works, including The Raven, The Tell Tale Heart and Annabel Lee.

Nevermore will be presented with period sets and costumes true to the era including gas lamp lighting.

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