The Movie: The Fall of the House of Usher (1928)
What Is It?: Jean Epstein’s creepy and surreal silent adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s creepy and verbose terror tale. Full of phantasmagoric, haunting, gothic images.
Why Today?: On this day in 1849, Poe is seen in public for the final time—discovered in a delirious state, he will die four days later. Enjoy your day!