Saturday, 19 January 2013

Happy Birthday Edgar Allan Poe

On January 19th 1809 Mr Edgar Allan Poe was born. And the celebrate this great man's 204th birthday I've rounded up a host of audio delights!

First we have the legendary Vincent Price reading the Poe-m Dreamland...

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And then we have an epic quintet of podcasts featuring reading of Poe's stories and his discussion of the movies they have inspired!

HYPNOBOBS 40 - Two Tales from Mr Poe or Direct Download

In order to prepare for some forthcoming shows in which we shall be discussing the various feline noir movies inspired by Mr Edgar Allan Poe, this week we return to the Library of Dreams, where curled up by the fire is Mr Jim Moon who will read for you Mr Poe's classic tales The Black Cat and Ligeia.

HYPNOBOBS 41 - The Black Cats of Poe I   or Direct Download

This week Mr Jim Moon begins an examination of the various screen adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe's classic tale The Black Cat. In this show, we look at The Black Cat (1934) starring Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff, the early exploitation flick Maniac (1934), the chills and chuckles of The Black Cat (1941), Roger Corman's Tomb of Ligeia (1964) starring the legendary Vincent Price, and the obscure but distinctly groovy The Black Cat (1966).

HYPNOBOBS 42 Two More Tales from Mr Poe  or Direct Download

In order to prepare for the second round of movie adaptations of The Black Cat next week, this time round we have two more tales by Poe that feature in the anthology films Tales of Terror (1962) and Two Evil Eyes (1990). So settle back by the fireside for readings of The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar and Morella.

HYPNOBOBS 43 The Black Cats of Poe II  or Direct Download

Continuing our exploration of adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat, Mr Jim Moon first dissects in depth Roger Corman's Tales of Terror (1962) starring Peter Lorre, Basil Rathbone and the patron saint of Hypnobobs Mr Vincent Price. Then in an unplanned tangent, rambles about the history of Italian cinema and the birth of giallo, before getting stuck into Sergio Martino's catchily titled Your Vice Is A Locked Room And Only I Have The Key (1972) and tries not to drool over Edwige Fenech...

HYPNOBOBS 44 - The Black Cats of Poe III   or Direct Download

After something of an enforced break, we're back with a full length episode, concluding our Black Cats of Poe series! But we saved the best for last! For this episode is a veritable who's who of horror maestros with the legends Lucio Fulci, Dario Argento, George A. Romero and Stuart Gordon all bringing Poe to the screen!

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