Darlings, this week marked the 169th anniversary of the first publication of Edward Allan Poe’s The Raven. In honor of this seminal work of lyrical poetry, tonight’s featured horror short is an unorthodox 2009 take on Poe’s work by Nicanor Loreti, Mariano Cattaneo and independent Argentinian production company NoDejesDeMirar. This animated short follows the original text of The Raven while adding a unique spin through original imagery, an eerie score, and the gravelly narration of veteran villain Billy Drago. Enjoy!
As an added bonus, here’s a gallery of famed Romantic artist Gustav Doré’s 1883 illustrations for The Raven. Doré saw Poe’s work as a literary ideal, “the enigma of death and the hallucination of an inconsolable soul.”