Edgar Allan Poe became an author that has grasped the importance of language in his short stories to form the perfect mood and the ability to affect his readers emotionally. In the short story, The Fall of the House of Usher, a man decides to go on a trip to reunite with a friend from his childhood, who suffers from an unknown illness. This short story allows Poe to use hints of horror and gothic prose to drive the protagonists. Ghosts have been entangled in our history and culture. There are so many different definitions and views on these creatures.
Leslie Jones (comedian)
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Slow exposition of dark and bloody narrative preceding the play off takes the viewer into the darkest places of the human soul. Although, Painless is beautifully filmed, it is rather unbalanced. It is primarily the combination of two narratives which does not perfectly work because they are visually and contextually distinct from one another. The flashbacks with their dark fantasy gothicism established from the opening scene is far more enthralling than the modern sections of the plot.
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Take three of the funniest men working in film today, turn them loose on an all-powerful supernatural entity hell-bent on bringing New York to its knees, add generous doses of the best special effects money can buy and then put the whole package in the hands of a gifted director with a proven track record for blockbuster comedy. The result -- a megahit of the first order But for Dan Aykroyd -- originator of the concept -- Ghostbusters was not entirely a laughing matter. A card-carrying member of the American Society for Psychical Research, Aykroyd had for years been interested in psychic disturbances and paranormal activity.
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