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Poe grave visitor fails to appear

This is a sad break from tradition:

A mysterious visitor who each year leaves roses and cognac at the grave of Edgar Allan Poe on the writer’s birthday failed to show early Tuesday, breaking with a ritual that began more than 60 years ago.

“I’m confused, befuddled,” said Jeff Jerome, curator of the Poe House and Museum. “I don’t know what’s going on.” The tradition dates back to at least 1949, according to newspaper accounts from the era, Jerome said. Since then, an unidentified person has come every year on Jan. 19 to leave three roses and a half-bottle of cognac at Poe’s grave in a church cemetery in downtown Baltimore.

A woeful horror blog would we be…

…if we failed to observe the 200th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s birth.

1848 daguerreotype of Poe

Happy Birthday, Edgar.

(a red-faced thanks to Evil Mommy for reminding us…)

Rob Zombie on The Conqueror Worm

“With its unsettling depiction of religious fanatism run amok, the persecution of nonbelievers, the hypocrisy of inflicting torture in the name of righteousness, secret trials and shadowy judgments, the film retains its relevancy even today.”

Rob Zombie on TCM Underground on The Conqueror Worm.

More on this later.

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