Edgar Allan Poe’s tales of madness, horror, and moral lessons continue to resonate nearly two centuries after their creation. Throughout the episode, we unravel the inspirations behind four iconic Poe stories—The Masque of the Red Death, The Oblong Box, The Tell-Tale Heart, and The Cask of Amontillado. Drawing parallels between Poe’s life and his fictional narratives, we reveal how real-world events, such as disease outbreaks, murder trials, and personal vendettas, served as the dark muses for his unparalleled tales of terror.
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