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The Art of Horror at Poe's House of Horrors
The Art of Horror at Poe's House of Horrors
Gulfport, Florida --  It's not a haunted house, but it is art – and its artist, Dean Wick, has completely transformed the tiny Gulfport Arts Center to do it. Step into his creation, Poe's House of Horrors and you'll see ten three-dimensional scenes from Edgar Allen Poe stories. Wick doesn't use live actors to create horrific shivers, but he doesn't need to use live actors – as with so much of Poe's works, things left to the imagination linger after you've left the dioramas. Each scene explores the mysteries of death and how Poe used them to "invoke sensations of horror," according to Wick. Wick, who also works as a scenic artist, created each gothic- inspired diorama himself, and as you wind through the wholly-transformed Gulfport Arts Center, a short synopsis of the story and how it relates to some aspect of death accompanies each literarily-based scene of horror. [READ MORE]

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