The Premature Burial by Edgar Allan PoeThe Premature Burial is a horror classic written by Edgar Allan Poe. This is a horror short story on the theme of being buried alive, which was a common fear in this period and Poe took advantage of the public interest. The first-person unnamed narrator describes his struggle with attacks of the singular disorder which physicians have agreed to term catalepsy, a condition where he randomly falls into a death-like trance. This leads to his fear of being buried alive (The true wretchedness, he says, is to be buried while alive.). He awakens one morning to find his worst fears realized!
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The Premature Burial
Its main character expresses concern about being buried alive. This fear was common in this period and Poe was taking advantage of the public interest. The story has been adapted to a film. In "The Premature Burial", the first-person unnamed narrator describes his struggle with things such as "attacks of the singular disorder which physicians have agreed to term catalepsy ", a condition where he randomly falls into a death-like trance. This leads to his fear of being buried alive "The true wretchedness", he says, is "to be buried while alive". He emphasizes his fear by mentioning several people who have been buried alive.
As a frequent victim of catalepsy, the narrator has obsessive fears and horrible nightmares that he will be buried alive while comatose. As a precaution, he supplies his tomb with escape routes and provisions.
quotes about fatherhood and life
Poe's Short Stories
It was the third in the series of eight Poe-themed pictures, known informally as the "Poe Cycle" , directed by Corman for American International. Set in the early dark Victorian era , the film follows Guy Carrell, a British aristocrat who is consumed with the fear of being buried alive. His fear becomes so overwhelming, it nearly prevents him from marrying his fiancee Emily. He tells her that he, like his father, suffers from a cataleptic disease which can make one appear to be dead. Guy then takes Emily down to the family catacomb, and claims that when he was a boy, he heard his father scream from his tomb after being interred, even though his sister insists it was all in his mind.