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Garrison Keillor Tweaks Edgar Allan Poe: ‘Quoth the Raven, Donald Trump’

17 April 2016 1:41 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The news from Lake Wobegon, Minnesota, has lately turned to the political: Garrison Keillor, the humorist behind “A Prairie Home Companion,” brought his gentle comic style to bear on the campaign of Gop frontrunner Donald Trump. Keillor borrowed liberally from “The Raven,” Edgar Allan Poe‘s classic 1845 poem of dread and mystery, to tell his own story of the Trump campaign in the runup to the New York primary on Tuesday. Keillor describes a night at home “once upon a midnight dreary, while I studied social theory,” and hearing a commotion outside. No sooner does he investigate than the cause of. »

- Michael E. Ross

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SHOCKing Sonnet: David Cronenberg’s The Dead Zone

17 February 2016 5:07 AM, PST | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Shock’s resident poet Nigel Parkin gives us some SHOCKing sonnets and horrifying haiku’s. David Cronenberg’s The Dead Zone The classroom bell rings.The children still are sitting,Held by ‘The Raven’. He closes his book,Our hero, haunted by Poe,Possessing the words. He speaks the last verse,Called up from shadows within,Then lets himself smile. Is the spell broken?‘Pretty…

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- Chris Alexander

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On this day in pop culture history: Disney’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’ premiered

29 January 2016 8:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

57 years ago today, Disney’s Sleeping Beauty premiered at the Fox Wilshire Theater in Los Angeles. It was the last film based on a fairy tale that the House of Mouse made for over 30 years, until 1989’s The Little Mermaid, since Sleeping Beauty underperformed at the box office, leading to massive layoffs at Disney. The successful release of 101 Dalmatians in 1961 ended up saving Disney Animation. Though Sleeping Beauty wasn’t a hit at its debut, the film’s become a beloved Disney classic, with Aurora in her pink dress (you win, Flora) prominent among the lineup of Disney princesses, and with Maleficent now an iconic animated villain. Maleficent got her own movie starring Angelina Jolie in 2014. Other notable January 29 happenings in pop culture history: • 1845: Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven was first published in the New York Evening Mirror. • 1942: BBC Radio first aired “Desert Island Discs.” Still on the air today, »

- Emily Rome

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Drive-In Dust Offs: Premature Burial

2 January 2016 11:06 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

It’s one of those fears I never think about until someone brings it up - being buried alive. Just saying it makes my skin crawl, and not in a scary movie kind of way. Waking up in total darkness, unable to really move, hearing the sound of my heart beating wildly in my chest and this is before the true panic sets in. Check please, and bring the car around, won’t you? This is why I will be cremated, thanks (and save the comments about waking up engulfed in flames – it’ll be quicker, at least). Roger Corman’s Premature Burial (1962), based on the short story by Edgar Allan Poe, taps directly into this fear and mines that vein for 81 entertaining minutes.

Released in North America on March 7th by American International Pictures (there’s a story – more on that later), Premature Burial was the 3rd of Corman’s Poe adaptations, »

- Scott Drebit

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