“It’s because I liked Edgar Allan Poe’s stories so much that I began to make suspense films.”
- Alfred Hitchcock
"Revenge is a dish best served cold."
- Klingon Proverb
“Edgar Allan Poe is considered the great writer of horror stories, perhaps the greatest — I will say the greatest”
- William Friedkin
Director of The Exorcist
One day she accompanied me, upon some household errand, into the cellar of the old building which our poverty compelled us to inhabit.
- From The Black Cat
Virginia Clemm Poe's Deathbed
The Poe Cottage in the Bronx
"And when one is in the Bad Lands he feels as if they somehow look just exactly as Poe’s tales and poems sound.”
- Theodore Roosevelt
"Where was the detective story until Poe breathed the breath of life into it?”
- Aurthur Conan Doyle
"Tis some visitor, tapping at my chamber door."
From The Raven
Third floor of Poe's former home.
At his death, he had no grand houses or money,
yet Poe left behind an estate of untold riches,
and we are his very fortunate heirs.”
- Jeffrey A. Savoye
The key found in Poe's pocket at his death.
On display at The Poe Museum in Virginia