Edgar Allan Poe to be celebrated at The Flicker Club

The Flicker Club, the boutique film experience dedicated to rediscovering cinematic treasures through its popular monthly screening events, has organised, in association with the Stoke Newington Literary Festival, a day of celebrations to honour American writer Edgar Allan Poe on Saturday June 4th.

Highlights include a specially commissioned bust of Edgar Allan Poe being unveiled by Stephen Berkoff. The permanent statue of the undisputed master of the horror story will be on the site of Manor House School on Stoke Newington Church Street which he attended from 1818 to 1820 from the age of nine. The specially commissioned bust is by artist Ralph Perrott. Plus there’s a rare screening of Roger Corman’s ‘THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH’ as a tribute to Vincent Price on the centenary of his birth.

The event will embrace a light-hearted panel discussion on Poe, his work and his legacy which will include subjects as diverse as references to his work on The Simpsons to having an American football club named after his poem ‘The Raven’. The panel will include multi award-winning horror anthologist Stephen Jones, London novelist Christopher Fowler, American-born science fiction author Pat Cadigan, contemporary urban novelist Nicholas Royle and author/journalist Kim Newman

A rare screening of the classic Edgar Allan Poe inspired movie THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH, starring Vincent Price as evil Prince Prospero (pictured left) will take place at Stoke Newington Town Hall at 8.30pm. It is dedicated to Vincent Price on the centenary of his birth.

Other events during the day include a screening of Steven Berkoff’s ‘Tell Tale Heart’ introduced by Berkoff himself and throughout the day there will be an Edgar Allan Poe exhibition at Stoke Newington Town Hall from the private collection of Peter Fawn which will include hand written letters and the original art work from Marvel’s Batman vs Edgar Allan Poe.

All guests will get the regular Flicker treatment of a drinks reception, copies of the source material and limited edition copies of a specially recreated film poster of The Masque of the Red Death by Royal Academy Artist Emma Molony.

The Flicker Club
Edgar Alan Poe at
Stoke Newington Festival

3.30pm – 4.30pm
Stoke Newington Town Hall
Panel Discussion. Poe’s place in popular culture

Stoke Newington Town Hall
Steven Berkoff presents screening of his one man show ‘The Tell Tale Heart’ by Edgar Allan Poe.

6pmThe Fox Reformed – Stoke Newington Church Street
Ralph Perrott bust of Edgar Allan Poe unveiled by Steven Berkoff

Stoke Newington Town Hall
Screening of The Masque of The Red Death directed by Roger Corman and starring Vincent Price (90mins)



Alex Humphrey

Alex studied film at the University of Kent and went on to work for Universal Pictures in their Post Room gaining an inside look at the movie industry from the very bottom. Constantly writing reviews in everything from local magazines to Hip Hop sites Alex honed his critical skills even spending a brief period as a restaurant critic. Read more

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