A Nightmare on Elm Street

This is an old post from a previous blog of mine. But, as it’s very likely I’ll be watching A Nightmare on Elm Street again this Hallowe’en, I figured it was worth a re-publish on Raven in a Graveyard.

I am assuming that most people know the story of A Nightmare on Elm Street before I begin, if not, my comments might not make sense and may contain spoilers.

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You only moved the headstones!

You son of a bitch! You moved the cemetery, but you left the bodies, didn’t you?! You son of a bitch, you left the bodies and you only moved the headstones! YOU ONLY MOVED THE HEADSTONES! WHY?! WHY?!

Steve Freeling, Poltergeist

A classic quote from a classic movie.

The Raven

And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon’s that is dreaming,
And the lamp-light o’er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted—nevermore!

Edgar Allan Poe is one of my favourite horror writers – hence the blog title and this quote from his poem The Raven.

I am so obsessed that not only did I visit his grave in Baltimore, I also dragged a friend through the Bronx to visit his house, own a poe-lka dot tote bag and a pair of Edgar Allan Poe socks.  Yes, these things exist.