Fear, paranoia, terror, yearning—such are the themes synonymous with the works of Edgar Allan Poe. But just how did this troubled author known as the “Master of the Macabre” come to create some of the most terrifying and haunting works of all fiction? What happened in his early childhood that significantly altered the young mind of Poe? Where did the author’s haunting despair and longing for the dead come from? What led him to excessive drinking and opium smoking as a way of escaping reality? And just what were the circumstances behind his mysterious and still unresolved death? These questions and more will be answered in this unique and exciting documentary as we follow in the footsteps of Poe to discover the mystery behind the man who wrote such classics as “The Raven,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Black Cat,” and countless others.