Poe's Effect On Popular Entertainment

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Poe has such a great effect on popular entertainment because he practically created the genres mystery and horror. We as a society thrive on being scared and what's more scary than the dark side of human nature. Poe was able to write about the inner irrational world of the human mind and play off of archetypal fears. Thus he inspired directors, authors, and producers to do the same by playing with the element of fear in their works of art. From comic books to TV shows, Edgar Allan Poe makes many appearances in popular culture. Toby Keith made a music video for one of his songs that was modern adaptation of Poe's "Cask of Amontillado" with a twisted ending. Meanwhile the Simpsons have an episode where "The Raven" is read almost in its entirety

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