* First, I have been a fan of Jeffrey Combs for many years, and his portrayals of Edgar Allan Poe (in television's Black Cat and his one-man show Nevermore) are simply outstanding. I had a chance to talk with him about Poe last year at ConCarolinas, and I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated his insights into the author. He takes Poe very seriously, and I take this Kickstarter very seriously. Let's make a feature film of Nevermore happen!
Master Horror director Stuart Gordon, brilliant actor Jeffrey Combs, and inspired screenwriter Dennis Paoli -- the team that brought you From Beyond and Re-Animator - team up again to bring you a brand new feature film: NEVERMORE. Visit the Kickstarter campaign.
* In other news, this week's episode of StarShipSofa includes the second of my three-part "Looking Back into Genre History" series that remembers the 125th anniversary of the Autumn of Terror by exploring the ways in which science fiction has wrestled with the mystery of Jack the Ripper. (The first part of the three-part series is here.) If you listen, I hope you enjoy!
* Last but certainly not least, TheOneRing.net's monthly Rewrite Tolkien Contest theme is [insert drum roll here] The Hobbit as written by Edgar Allan Poe. You know you want to take part in this. (Thanks to jan_u_wine and wellinghall.)
"There are few persons, even among the calmest thinkers, who have not occasionally been startled into a vague yet thrilling half-credence in the supernatural..."
- Edgar Allan Poe, "The Mystery of Marie Rogêt"