The Pit and the Pendulum freaked me out, but I was in the fifth grade when I read it. I need a refresher, but I'll never forget the rats. :) I hate rats.
I read it last year and I fell in love with it.
i enjoy scary stories. and i hate rats.
I love rats...
Depends on the reader's idea of what is and isn't scary. If someone was afraid of insane people, Tell-Tale Heart might freak them out. If they were afraid of rats, Pit In The Pendulum could do them in. If they were afraid of death, Masque Of The Red Death. Poe covered many common phobias with a sense of morbid humor that so few can really understand, which is why many people think him crazy. Poe didn't really seem afraid of anything, which is why he covered those common phobias people have. In other words, Poe was a genious at topics people were afraid of.
you're right about that.
his stuff doesnt scare me at all
Me niether. Im just explaining his love of writing about common phobias.=)
Yeah, I know, I am not scared either, I actually find it mostly humorous.
lol i just in joy reading them and adout his life and everything
the pit and the pendulum was pretty freaky although i didn't really understand what was going on in that story
A man was tied down in an asylum and a pendulum was swinging closer and closer down to him and he was waiting to be cut in half and then he managed to get off of the table and he was saved by the inquisition.
the pit and tell tale heart, i don't remember the pit but i remember freaking out after reading it, but the tell tale heart was annoyingly haunting!! i hated wooden floors ever since i read it, they make me feel like a dead man is gonna crawl out of there.
It gives criminals ideas.
Criminals will get ideas out of anything if not they make up they're own.
I know, it is strange to think of.
I am not nor will I ever be afraid of anything he wrote.
I third that.
The Pit and the Pendulum was rly scary and suspenseful but the Black Cat was pretty scary too. i dont really know
I've felt surprised and (very) shocked with the end of some stories, but have never felt terrified. The idea that it's only a story - and a fictional one - is very clear to me, so the feelings don't go much further.
I think his scariest story is THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF M. VALDEMAR. The ending is legitimately chilling.
The Black Cat just has to be his most terrifying one, it scared the life out of me