Whispers of Poe: The Cask of Amontillado
A little while back, I wrote about ASMR–Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (or ASMR), the tingly feeling some people experience when getting close personal attention like a haircut, eye exam, scalp massage, etc.
Anyway, there is a ton of ASMR content out there on YouTube now, and since a lot of ASMR content involves whispering and speaking softly, a lot of people also use the video to help them fall asleep, or cope with stress and anxiety.
A while back a friend and I started a YouTube channel that features gaming videos with soft spoken and whispered commentary, called Let’s Play Quietly. In addition to the regular gaming videos, I’ve recorded some horror stories that I read over gameplay. The stories featured so far have included short fiction from H.P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith and of course, Edgar Allan Poe.
Recently, I made a video featuring my favorite Poe story, “The Cask of Amontillado,” and you can check it out right here.
If you liked this video, you can also listen to/watch the entire horror story playlist right here. And I’m always open to suggestions for stories to read in the future.