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See inside the mind of a ranting and raving Edgar Allan Poe


In a scene inspired by artist John Sartain’s memoir, “Poe’s Last Days,” Denis O’Hare embodies the caricature of a nervous, ranting and raving Poe, possibly hallucinating, dipping in and out of sanity.

Major support for Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional support for this film is provided in part by National Endowment for the Arts, Joy Fishman, and Wallace S Wilson.


I was on the way to New York on the train when I heard whispering behind me.

Owing to my marvelous power of hearing I overheard what the conspirators were saying. They were plotting to murder me! I immediately left the train and I hastened back here. I must - I must disguise myself in some way.

I must shave off this mustache at once.


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