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Have you always wanted to attend a Hollywood premiere and after-party?! Walk the red carpet with the stars!? Well, if you live in the LA area and are free on Monday, April 23rd at 8:00pm and would like to win 2 tickets to attend the premiere and after-party of the new mystery thriller The Raven, starring John Cusack, all you have to do is post a quick comment to this blog post [one comment per entrant, please] by end of day Thursday, April 19th, 2012, telling us which is your favorite Edgar Allan Poe story. We'll pick one lucky winner to attend the premiere with one guest and contact you with theater and registration information. (You must be 18+ to enter. Fandango is only providing the winner with 2 tickets to the premiere and after-party - the winner is responsible for their own transportation to and from the theater.). Two lucky runners-up will get an autographed poster from the movie signed by John Cusack and Alice Eve and a copy of 'The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe' book. Good luck!
The movie opens in theaters on Fri., 4/27. For more on the film, click here for The Raven photos, videos, showtimes and tickets.
"The Pit & the Pendulum" (It was my first exposure to scarey movies.)
The Tell-Tale Heart is a good one!
The Pit and the Pendulum
Never bet the devil your head
I love Dreams --- the words are incredible and the emotion is strong and very real.
The Cask of Amontillado
"The Murders in the Rue Morgue" is by far my favorite short story, masterfully written by Edgar Allan Poe. It revolutionized the way authors wrote mystery, and inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle when invented the character of Sherlock Holmes. That alone gives Poe a immortal place in my heart because my fondest memories of my Dad, when he was alive, was when he would read my brothers, and I, the cases of Holmes, and Doctor Watson. He would gather us, my mother would be off to one side reading "Chicken Soup for the Soul" while my Dad would take us down the dark alleys of London, always with a new mystery every night.
After my Dad passed away, the memories I hung onto were movie night, and bedtime mystery stories. Without Poe I would have less.
Its about time a movie was made based on some classic literature.
My favorite piece of work from Poe is 'Annabel Lee'.. but my favorite story is The Tell Tale Heart.
I love Edgar Allen Poe. Used to read his work leisurely in high school and college.I have read The Raven, though, and enjoyed it, but The Tell-Tale Heart is one of my favorites You can...gah, I dunno, feel the narrator slowly losing his mind xD It's intense stuff!! :)
"The Oval Portrait"
The Tell Tale Heart
the tell tale heart
Berenice is my favorite for the reason that it turns how we think about joy and pain on its proverbial ear.
"But as in ethics, evil is a consequence of good, so in fact, out of joy is sorrow born. Either the memory of past bliss is the anguish of today, or the agonies which are have their origin in the ecstasies which might have been."
The Fall of the House of Usher
The Pit and the Pendulum has always been my favorite!
The Tell Tale Heart.... was the first Edgar Allen Poe imagery I had ever been exposed to. I think because of my age and impression it had on me I value it the most and is my favorite. It is what made me have a passion for reading and writing at such a young age that has followed me my whole life.
My favorite story by Edgar Allen Poe is the Raven, because I first heard of the story on a Simpsons Halloween Special when I was a little kid.
Totally - The Raven!!!
Totally - The Raven
"Welcome to the party, pal."
"I am serious... and don't call me Shirley."
"When am I gonna learn how to punch?"
"These go to eleven."
"Benjamin, have you ever been severely beaten about the face & neck?"
"Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming."
"You're gonna need a bigger boat."
"Jessica's got cable."
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