Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. It’s the October Country Ray Bradbury wrote about. Spooky and mysterious, it’s a time of shadows, ghost and goblins. I’m one of those people who enjoys a good scary movie. Not necessarily slasher films, but things that have the intensity of the unknown and unpredictable to them. The Exorcist is still one of the best movies to scare me. A good H.P Lovecraft story will also keep me engaged.

But perhaps the first writer I came across when I was a boy who really spoke to me and exposed me to a sense of the macabre, was Edgar Allan Poe.

So this Halloween I offer up my reading of Poe’s the “Haunted Palace.”

I hope you enjoy.