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After Hours AM : Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive writer and director Eric Stange.

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In a Halloweeny and evocative episode of After Hours AM/America’s Most Haunted Radio — scintillating paranormal talk radio with hosts Joel Sturgis and Eric Olsen, — we unveil the man behind the image with Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive writer and director Eric Stange. We talk with Eric Top of Hour 2; at Hour 1 Joel and Eric We play new CreepyPasta ghost tales for your Halloween listening pleasure. Plus news from the America’s Most Haunted Twitter feed. In American Masters’ Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive, writer and director Eric Stange draws on Edgar Allan Poe’s ineffable imagery and taut plots to tell the real story of the legendary author and poet’s life. The dramatic documentary film features Kathleen Turner as narrator and award-winning actor Denis O’Hare (This Is Us, American Horror Story) as Poe; and explores the misleading, deeply entrenched caricature of Poe as morbid alcoholic madman, not unlike the narrators of his horror stories. This caricature is thanks, in large part, to a high-profile obituary filled with falsehoods, written by his literary rival Rufus W. Griswold. The film reveals the way in which Poe tapped into what it means to be an American and human being at the dawning of the modern age. Fiercely intelligent and determined to re-invent American literature, Poe was an influential literary critic and magazine editor, inventor of the modern detective story, and refiner of the science fiction genre. Yet, he is remembered primarily for a dozen horror stories and his narrative poem “The Raven.” Fittingly, Poe died under mysterious circumstances, but the real question at the heart of this film is why Poe continues to be one of the most popular writers in the history of Western literature, and one of the most misunderstood. The film premieres nationwide Monday, October 30 at 9 p.m. on PBS and will be available to stream the following day, Hallowe

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