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Christy: Poe Is ‘Classic Horror King’

On her Facebook page, Christy Woolum (Gathering Around the Table) writes: "I introduced Edgar Allen Poe to my 8th graders this week with the reading of "The Tell Tale Heart". These students have grown up with Freddy Krueger, It, Scream, Chuckie, and many more scary characters... but Poe was a bit creepier. He is still the classic horror king."

Question: Who fits the title "classic horror king" better -- Poe, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, or someone else?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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