Poe does not disappoint, his stories are horrifying. Here were some of my favourite’s tales from the book;
The Murders in the Rue Morgue – A clever murder mystery with quite a disturbing killer.
The Pit and the Pendulum – A prisoner, guilty of an unknown crime is placed in a chamber and is subjected to tortures. He is trapped under a slowly swinging pendulum and needs to escape.
The Black Cat – Perhaps the most gruesome of his stories. A tale about a man, cats and murder.
The Tell-Tale Heart – The classic story of a man’s guilt taking over his sanity. The beating of the heart coming from under the floor boards is genius.
The Fall of the House of Usher – A tale about a strange brother and sister who live in a creepy house where bizarre events take place.