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Vincent Price and Edgar Allan Poe Reunite for Halloween


During “Vincent Price at the Poe Museum,” legendary horror actor Vincent Price and iconic author Edgar Allan Poe reunite this Halloween Weekend (October 31-November 1, 2014) at the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia.

Victoria Price

The weekend kicks off Halloween night, October 31, from 6-10 P.M. with Poe Goes to the Movies, a costume contest and film screening hosted by Vincent Price’s daughter, Victoria Price. Ms. Price and a panel of special guests will help judge the costume contest and Poe Look-Alike Contest. Then Victoria Price will introduce the movie Tales of Terror starring Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, and Basil Rathbone. The evening will also include the opening of the Poe Museum’s newest gallery, The Raven Room, featuring James Carling’s original ca.1882 illustrations for Poe’s poem “The Raven.” Poe Goes to the Movies will be a fun, frightening evening with games, tricks, and treats for the whole family. Admission for the evening is $20, and proceeds benefit the Edgar Allan Poe Museum’s education programming.

The following evening, November 1 from 6-10 P.M., the Poe Museum will host The Author’s Appetite, featuring the new Vincent Price Signature Collection wines in addition to Vincent Price’s foods prepared from recipes in his own cookbook. Victoria Price will share some her memories of her famous father. The evening will also feature performances of Poe’s works by Anne Williams, a book signing by Victoria Price, curator talks in the new Raven Room. Admission for the evening is $50 and will benefit the Edgar Allan Poe Museum’s educational programming.

For more information, contact the Poe Museum at 804-648-5523.



2 Comments »


  1. WOW! This is going to be THE big Halloween event at any of the Poe sites in the country! Making reservations now for this event!

    Comment by Jeff Jerome — August 19, 2014 @ 9:42 pm
  2. Hello, You should have Edgar Allen Poe SPEAK at this event! I know it sounds strange, but Edgar still speaks through Psychic detective and medium Kristy Robinett. (Featured on Investigation Discovery etc.. Poe has been her spirit guide since the age of 13) I think it would be a fun addition to your awesome event. Let us know if you’d like us to join you! http://www.kristyrobinett.com Edgar recently told her “Oh the past….it’s like a pebble in my shoe” (Edgar Allen Poe 2014). He also discussed his death- The truth is NOT what we’ve been told for years!The Book release is Edgar’s death date October 7!! http://www.edgarallanpoeforevermore.com/#!media/c1qog

    Comment by Michael McClain — August 21, 2014 @ 8:17 am

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