Edgar Allen Poe had a dark and morbid imagination. His capacity for suspense and shock has never been rivaled. He had a unique art of creating nameless fear, fear that makes the reader ache for, and yet shrink from explanation. Fear that alternately torments and numbs the mind, the fear that comes from the dark of nowhere, the fear that will never go away. Here are four of the greatest stories by the master of the macabre, told, with sparing but telling dramatic effects, by Edgar Lustgarten in coolly terrifying style.
You can find the following Poe tales in this program: "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Cask of Amontillado", "Ligea", and "Berenice".
(P)1975 Ivan & Inge Berg