Monday, October 3, 2016

The Tell Tale Heart

Here's one of the tales I retold and also used in my story intermingling three of Edgar Allan Poe's stories. This is very entertaining and I recommend you read it before you read my book so you can see how I used this story to write my own tale.


Thursday, September 29, 2016

Public Domain Mania

On this site I'm limiting things to horror stories in the public domain with an emphasis on stories by Edgar Allan Poe.

However, there are plenty of stories that are in the public domain that you should read and, possibly use to write your own stories.

I've started a new blog that that will focus exclusively on works in the public domain. These will include not only books but also pictures, music and old time movies and pretty much anything in the public domain. Check it out . . . Public Domain Mania

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Tell-Tale Heart

In the Tell-Tale Heart, the narrator of the story is trying to convince the reader that he is not a madman and is in no way insane. He claims he is simply nervous.

He tries to justify his killing of an old man by saying he killed him only because of the mans pale blue eye. According to him, he loved the old man. But the eye made him nervous. He swore it was evil.

The sound of the old man's heart beat brings a tension to the story both during the killing and after when the narrator feels he has effectively concealed the body.

This is a must read and is one of the three stories I featured in my retelling of Poe's stories and it figures prominently in my own story which combines three of Poe's tales.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Monkeys Paw by W.W. Jacobs

To me one of the all time best horror stories written was The Monkeys Paw. Be careful what you wish for is a line that is used often, whether in horror or other stories.

Stephen Kings Pet Sematary used the theme from this story, as did other authors, myself included. My book is The Curse and the story is based on Jacobs story but goes in a way different direction and you'll never guess the ending.

So many classic stories are difficult to read but his original story is basically dialogue so it's an easier read. You can read it free here . . . The Monkeys Paw.


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Fall of the House of Usher Comic Book - 1

Previously I mentioned that many of the classic horror stories had been in comic books in the past. This is the Edgar Allan Poe classic The Fall of the House of Usher. Keep in mind the stories follow the story line but wording is not the same so they are enjoyable to read.

This is part 1. More to come. Bookmark this site and make sure you visit later for each new page.

Devious? Ummmm, it's possible. It's also true that enhancing these pages takes some time and it's possible that I'm too lazy to do all of the pages at once. The digital pages are sometimes dark or faded and really need enhanced when possible.

The Fall of the House of Usher - Page 1




Friday, July 8, 2016

The Simpson's Version of The Raven

This is a site for horror and terror and Edgar Allan Poe is the focus for many of the stories you will find here.

Having said that, personally I think a little humor now and then is a good thing. In face I try to keep my posts a tad light so I don't take myself too seriously.

With that being said, I came across this video of the Simpsons showing their version of The Raven. I'm still laughing as I post this.