"The Tell-Tale Heart" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe first published in 1843. It follows an unnamed narrator who insists on his sanity after murdering an old man with a "vulture eye". The murder is carefully calculated, and the murderer hides the body by cutting it into pieces and hiding it under the floorboards. Ultimately the narrator’s guilt manifests itself in the hallucination that the man’s heart is still beating under the floorboards.
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"The Fall of the House of Usher" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, first published September 1839 in Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine. It was slightly revised in 1840 for the collection Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque.
"The Fall of the House of Usher" was adapted for Escape by Les Crutchfield and produced/directed by William N. Robson. Paul Frees played the narrator and Ramsay Hill played Roderick Usher. This episode aired on October 22, 1947.
“The Cask of Amontillado” (sometimes spelled “The Casque of Amontillado”) is a short story, written by Edgar Allan Poe and first published in the November 1846 issue of Godey’s Lady’s Book.
“The Cask of Amontillado” — January 19, 1953 — a radio show broadcast on The Hall of Fantasy show, introduced as “dedicated to the supernatural, the unusual and the unknown.” As was often the case with dramatic presentations of Poe’s works, the story has been modified. Performers include Carl Dreyson, Richard Thorne, and Eloise Kummer. This show as rebroadcast on January 4, 1954.
PodCastle Miniature 56: The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe Read by Eric Luke.
THE “Red Death” had long devastated the country. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous. Blood was its Avatar and its seal — the redness and the horror of blood. There were sharp pains, and sudden dizziness, and then profuse bleeding at the pores, with dissolution. The scarlet stains upon the body and especially upon the face of the victim, were the pest ban which shut him out from the aid and from the sympathy of his fellow-men. And the whole seizure, progress and termination of the disease, were the incidents of half an hour.