The winner of the “Poe Project” film competition was the amazingly creepy Ligea, but there’s a special spot in my heart for Here, Puppy, Puppy”, which is loosely based on “The Black Cat”. Incidentally, I got to meet the actress who plays Ligea, and she’s incredibly friendly and warm. But I was very careful not to make her angry – just in case.
This short film was part of The Poe Project: a chance for Sacramento area filmmakers to submit short films inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe. This film imagines the story of Annabel Lee, based on Poe’s poem of that name:
During our real live book club, the one where we are face to face as opposed to online, we had a great discussion about the issue of race in Poe’s works. One of our members sent these links to some thought provoking essays on race in Poe’s stories. Check them out!
Starting next Friday, we’ll be examining Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula. Be prepared to think about the roles of women in Victorian times, Victorian fears about immigration, Victorian fears about disease, and how those fears still apply today. Or, you know, just hang out for the excitement of the gory, creepy, disturbing story that has influenced culture from the Victorian Age right up until today!