History NightmareFuel / EdgarAllanPoe

26th Aug '16 4:30:38 PM 04tele
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Most of EdgarAllanPoe's fiction is too nondescript to really qualify for NightmareFuel, but when he wrote scary, he did it well.

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19th Sep '15 4:52:18 AM Morgenthaler
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[[AC: TheNarrativeOfArthurGordonPymOfNantucket]]

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[[AC: TheNarrativeOfArthurGordonPymOfNantucket]]Literature/TheNarrativeOfArthurGordonPymOfNantucket]]
29th Aug '15 6:49:04 AM gallium
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[[AC: The Fall of the House of Usher]]

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[[AC: The Fall of the House of Usher]]Literature/TheFallOfTheHouseOfUsher]]
28th Jun '14 11:36:17 AM PumpkinLore
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* Plenty, from Pym being stuck inside a bitch black storage room, slowly starving to death, to Pym and several other men being stuck on a half-sunken ship, slowly starving to death, to Pym and another character being stuck on an island of crazed natives, [[RuleOfThree slowly starving to death]]. But the crowning example has to be the final chapter. Which is the UrExample of the CosmicHorror genre


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* Plenty, from Pym being stuck inside a bitch pitch black storage room, slowly starving to death, to Pym and several other men being stuck on a half-sunken ship, slowly starving to death, to Pym and another character being stuck on an island of crazed natives, [[RuleOfThree slowly starving to death]]. But the crowning example has to be the final chapter. Which is the UrExample of the CosmicHorror genre

22nd Feb '14 5:13:09 AM SquigPie
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* The narrator's obsessive personality disorder can be quite the source of ParanoiaFuel if you start noticing similar tendencies in yourself.

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* The narrator's obsessive personality disorder can be quite the source of ParanoiaFuel if you start noticing similar tendencies in yourself.



* Dude, Fortunato gets sealed up alive behind a wall of bricks! [[spoiler: And the guy who did it [[KarmaHoudini gets away with it!]]]]
* What's even worse is that we don't even know ''why'' Fortunato is sealed away. [[NoodleIncident What exactly did he do to get that sort of reaction?]]
** The very first line:
-->The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.
** If we're to take this quote literally than this was an extreme case of DisproportionateRetribution- Fortunato was apparently a bully, yes (though how much so is hard to say, since we don't know how much we can rely on the narrator), but was a ''mild insult'' that finally motivated the narrator to bury him alive.

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* Dude, Fortunato gets getting sealed up alive behind a wall of bricks! [[spoiler: And the guy who did it [[KarmaHoudini gets getting away with it!]]]]
* What's even worse is that we don't even know ''why'' Fortunato is sealed away. [[NoodleIncident What exactly did he do to get that sort of reaction?]]
** The very first line:
-->The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.
** If we're to take this quote literally than this was an extreme case of DisproportionateRetribution- Fortunato was apparently a bully, yes (though how much so is hard to say, since we don't know how much we can rely on the narrator), but was a ''mild insult'' that finally motivated the narrator to bury him alive.
it.]]]]



* How in the world could someone be so calm for killing someone, then chopping their limbs off and stuffing them under floorboards? Not even that, but ''SITTING'' on them!
** A dangerous madman, who else?



* William Wilson runs into all kinds of trouble because of his drinking and partying.
22nd Nov '13 8:47:16 AM prio
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* A well-cast German dramatisation of it which is truly spine-chilling, even if you don't understand the language. We have a wonderfully, increasingly hysterical, tragic Tobias Kluckert as Roderick, and Oliver Feld (as the narrator), can express hysteria and fear ''very'' well. And Claudia Urbschat Mingues, freaking ''Dilandau'' from ''Vision of Escaflowne'', is pretty terrifying as Madeleine Usher.
** The radio drama also doubles as a TearJerker; it takes quite a lot to make me cry and this is a spectacular achievement.

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* A well-cast German dramatisation of it which is truly spine-chilling, even if you don't understand the language. We have a wonderfully, increasingly hysterical, tragic Tobias Kluckert as Roderick, and Oliver Feld (as the narrator), can express hysteria and fear ''very'' well. And Claudia Urbschat Mingues, freaking ''Dilandau'' from ''Vision of Escaflowne'', is pretty terrifying as Madeleine Usher.
** The radio drama also doubles as a TearJerker; it takes quite a lot to make me cry and this is a spectacular achievement.
25th Oct '13 10:01:18 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* A well-cast German dramatisation of it which is truly spine-chilling, even if you don't understand the language. We have a wonderfully, increasingly hysterical, tragic Tobias Kluckert as Roderick, and Oliver Feld (as the narrator) who is excellently understated and subtle for most part, but can express hysteria and fear ''very'' well. And Claudia Urbschat Mingues, freaking ''Dilandau'' from ''Vision of Escaflowne'', is pretty terrifying as Madeleine Usher.
** Specifically, there's a very well-acted TearJerker scene at the climax, where it's revealed that Madeline was BuriedAlive, and the narrator cries "You're insane! What have you done?!" Roderick tries to plead his cause and the narrator bursts out sobbing "You bastard!". And then... you can hear Madeline screaming her brother's name.

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* A well-cast German dramatisation of it which is truly spine-chilling, even if you don't understand the language. We have a wonderfully, increasingly hysterical, tragic Tobias Kluckert as Roderick, and Oliver Feld (as the narrator) who is excellently understated and subtle for most part, but narrator), can express hysteria and fear ''very'' well. And Claudia Urbschat Mingues, freaking ''Dilandau'' from ''Vision of Escaflowne'', is pretty terrifying as Madeleine Usher.
** Specifically, there's The radio drama also doubles as a very well-acted TearJerker scene at the climax, where it's revealed that Madeline was BuriedAlive, TearJerker; it takes quite a lot to make me cry and the narrator cries "You're insane! What have you done?!" Roderick tries to plead his cause and the narrator bursts out sobbing "You bastard!". And then... you can hear Madeline screaming her brother's name.
this is a spectacular achievement.
24th Oct '13 11:17:14 AM SquigPie
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[[AC: TheNarrativeOfArthurGordonPymOfNantucket]]
* Plenty, from Pym being stuck inside a bitch black storage room, slowly starving to death, to Pym and several other men being stuck on a half-sunken ship, slowly starving to death, to Pym and another character being stuck on an island of crazed natives, [[RuleOfThree slowly starving to death]]. But the crowning example has to be the final chapter. Which is the UrExample of the CosmicHorror genre

1st Aug '13 8:07:43 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Both James Earl Jones'[[hottip:*:for WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons, oddly enough]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilu-OznMktA Christopher Walken's readings]] are very chilling.

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* Both James Earl Jones'[[hottip:*:for Jones'[[note]]for WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons, oddly enough]] enough[[/note]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilu-OznMktA Christopher Walken's readings]] are very chilling.
13th Jul '13 2:45:40 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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** Specifically, there's a very well-acted TearJerker scene at the climax, where it's revealed that Madeline was BuriedAlive, and the narrator cries [[Note:"You're insane! What have you done?!"]]

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** Specifically, there's a very well-acted TearJerker scene at the climax, where it's revealed that Madeline was BuriedAlive, and the narrator cries [[Note:"You're "You're insane! What have you done?!"]]
done?!" Roderick tries to plead his cause and the narrator bursts out sobbing "You bastard!". And then... you can hear Madeline screaming her brother's name.
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