Jeffrey Combs has been performing on stage as Edgar Allen Poe for a while now and Stuart Gordon has already directed him in the role for The Black Cat episode of Masters of Horror. This is a passion project for these guys and they want total involvement from their audience. Here is an official synopsis of the film:
NEVERMORE is set in 1848, a year after the death of Poe’s beloved wife Virginia (and a year before his own.) He had become internationally famous as the author of ‘The Raven’ and his ‘Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque.’ But his fame did not provide fortune and so he was constantly seeking financial security and respect from the literary establishment.
This is Poe in his own words. Our text is taken from his letters and essays and we have based our evening on reviews and reports of his actual appearances. Our goal is to present a sense of the fascinating man behind the poetry and brilliant tales, a man who could be his own worst enemy, and whose life was even more bizarre and tragic than his strangest story.
Some of the incentives for this project are very impressive. Signed copies of the Re-Animator and From Beyond posters and soundtracks, set visits, executive producer credits, featured roles on screen and texts taken directly from the Edgar Allen Poe Museum in Baltimore are available for contributors. This is a great opportunity for fans to get involved and be a part of the film.
Check out the pitch video below and help make NEVERMORE a reality that we can all enjoy.