25 October 2011
In this episode we're spinning two stories; both horrific, brilliant tales of mystery by master of macabre, Edgar Allan Poe. We'll start with a dramatic reading of the Tell Tale Heart performed by James Mason backed by the spooky organ stylings of Buddy Cole. The Tell Tale Heart was first published by Poe in 1843 and left me utterly haunted when I saw it performed 140 years later on an elementary school field trip. In fact, the memory of the sound of that beating heart still gives me the creeps to this day. We'll also hear Poe's story The Masque of the Red Death told by the legendary William Burroughs. As you can imagine ...it's pretty messed up too. Please join us for a delightfully spooky evening.