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Christopher Lee reads Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven.”

Rest easy, Christopher Lee.

I honestly had no idea that the newly passed thespian had so strong a following among modern horror, fantasy and science fiction fans.  Many, many people are lamenting his loss today.

The poet Dennis Villelmi (who else?) posted this incredible performance by Lee of that old Gothic chestnut, Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven.”

This might be the best rendition of the poem that I have ever heard.  Yes, that includes even the well loved reading by James Earl Jones and the reading by Christopher Walken (which was played straight and was quite good, despite his vocal idiosyncrasies).  Seriously, this might be my favorite.

This is a perfect example of Lee’s legendary talent.

Christopher Walken reads “The Raven,” by Edgar Allan Poe

I’m crowding up the blogosphere this Halloween, but I can’t help sharing yet another interpretation of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” — this time, by the inimitable Christopher Walken.

Yes, he is known for having his voice made fun of, but I honestly think he does a nice job here.

See what you think: