And what better way to spend this spooky night than sitting at home (preferably alone–being alone is so much spookier than being at a party or on a date with someone who might be able to protect you!), drinking a little of whatever scares you the most, with the lights turned down (waaaay down) and Gabriel Byrne’s distinctive voice wafting through the house (or your headphones. Yes. Headphones. Go find the headphones!), frightening the bejeezus out of you!
Yes. I thought you would say that.
So, here he is, reciting Poe’s immortal The Masque Of The Red Death, from the 1997 CD Closed on Account of Rabies: Poems and Tales of Edgar Allan Poe, a remarkable collection of readings by an eclectic group of performers. You can read more about it at the Audiobooks Page.
Remember: Alone. Drink in hand. Lights down low. Headphones if you’ve found them. Ok. Cue Mr. Byrne!
Have a scary but safe Halloween, everyone!