Saturday, October 26, 2013

Mystery Weekend Roundup for 10/25/2013

Vincent Price and Edgar Allen Poe. A Match Made in Heaven...or Hell? (take your pick)

A new exhibit featuring Edgar Allen Poe is on display at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York City, through January 26th, 2014. Although revered today as a master of horror and the inventor of the detective story, Poe was considered a pulp writer with little respect until the 20th century redeemed him. The exhibit, "Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul”, features, among other treasures, his first book of poetry, Tamerlane and other Poems, as well as the original coffin in which he was buried.

See more Poe memorabilia at the Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia. On Sunday, October 27th, you can bring your child to the Poe Pumpkin Patch from 2 to 5 PM.

And on Halloween night, you can attend a concert benefiting the Poe House in Baltimore. The Black Cat Ball begins at 8 PM at the Mobtown Ballroom and continues until midnight (or the cops raid the joint).

Film fans can spend the day with Vincent Price on October 31st, or set their DVR. TCM has a full schedule of horror films starring  Price in several Poe film adaptations, including The Pit and the Pendulum and The Masque of the Red Death.

Vincent Price started as a character actor in noir films, including a supporting role in Laura, before he found his niche as a master of horror in the 50s and 60s. His distinctive voice is recognizable even among people who have never seen his films.

In addition to being an unforgettable actor, Price was a discerning art collector and gourmet cook.

Price and's a combination to die for. Enjoy!

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