Cold Reads celebrates Writer of the Month! Throughout August, we will be studying the works of Edgar Allan Poe and
celebrating his massive contributions to the horror genre.
I didn't expect a kind of Spanish
*Diabolical music* No
the Spanish Inquisition! This week's creepy classic is Poe's
Pit and the Pendulum,"
a devilish descent into the tortures of the Inquisition minus the
soft pillows and comfy chair of Monty Python's hilarious skit. Poe
drenches his short tale in a palpable sordidness that will instill a
the reader's mouth and a tangible shiver in the skin.(read more...)