One hundred and sixty-three years after his death, New Hampshire is aiming its literary spotlight on Edgar Allan Poe.
Throughout October libraries around the state are encouraging people to get acquainted – or perhaps reacquainted – with one of the masters of horror.
NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.
Edgar Allan Poe didn’t have a chainsaw or horror-movie special effects.
But the guy had a wicked imagination.
When it came to scaring millions of readers he did just fine with stories like:
The Fall of the House of Usher.