Each episode guides listeners through a mental hospital where each cell houses Poe protagonists, each waiting to thrill audiences with dramatic re-tellings of familiar stories including The Tell-Tale Heart, The
Black Cat, Berenice and The Cask of Amantillado.
A petition to keep the museum open has gathered 5,900 signatures from around the world - more than the 5,000 people who every year visit the house where the author of The Fall of the House of Usher, The Tell-Tale Heart, The
Pit and the Pendulum and the narrative poem, The Raven, spent part of his short life.
From these materials he drew the startling effects of his tales of death (Fall of the House of Usher, The, Masque of the Red Death, The, Premature Burial, The), his tales of wickedness and crime ( Black Cat, The, Cask of Amontillado, The, Tell-Tale Heart, The
), and his tales of survival after dissolution (Ligeia).
Individual rooms will be based on the following stories: The Cask of Amontillado, The Black Cat, Fall of the House of Usher, The Tell-Tale Heart, The
Raven, and The Pit and the Pendulum.