Tuesday, January 19, 2016

January 19 in Goth and Horror History

Edgar Allan Poe at the National Portrait Gallery

Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Death & Dementia, on Amazon

January 19, 1809 - Edgar Allan Poe - Writer - Born

Over two hundred years ago today, Edgar Allan Poe was born. He is remembered fondly for his dreary, beautiful, haunting dark poetry, short stories and other writings. Many goths have wept themselves into depression over Annabel Lee and The Raven. I cannot overstate the influence Edgar Allan Poe's writings had on the development of the modern goth scene, as well as on the horror literature field.


The Poe Decoder

Edgar Allan Poe 200th.com

Edgar Allan Poe "Toaster" Tradition is No More (Washington Post)

New Poe Toaster Takes Up a Baltimore Tradiition (Baltimore Sun)

The Edgar Allan Poe Museum

The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore

title="Goth Almanac Recommends"> PoeStories.com

January 19, 1996 - From Dusk Till Dawn - Movie - Released

I seem to recall this wacky vampire movie being really well received, at least in our scene, after it came out. With Robert Rodriguez directing and Quentin Tarantino in charge of the script, this bloody comedy horror movie was really cool. Dozens of fan websites sprung up and hung around for a few years, and lots of screencaps were shared. Nowadays there isn't much fan love for this sure-to-become cult classic.

Related links:

From Dusk Till Dawn, at IMDB

From Dusk Till Dawn, at Wikipedia

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