Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Genre: Short story/poetry collection

The definitive collection of writings from one of the most important scribes to ever grab a pen. Forget that shitty movie John Cusack made about the almighty Edgar Allan Poe (The Raven) and acquaint yourself with some of the scariest, most thought-provoking, and gorgeously written stories of terror and darkness out there.

Fun Fact: From 1960 through 1965, B-movie-maker extraordinaire Roger Corman and star Vincent Price made six films together based on Poe's work, the best of which are The House of Usher (1960) and The Pit and the Pendulum (1961).