'Poe: Back from the Grave' is spooky and great

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Saturday evening was the perfect dark, stormy Edgar Allan Poe sort of a night, out at Sullivan's Island. With a VIP reception at the brooding Mugdock Castle, damp guests shuffled down the glistening street to Fort Moultrie, anxious for the third annual performance of "Edgar Allan Poe: Back from the Grave." For the interactive event, Fort Moultrie was transformed into a dungeonous labyrinth, laced with hidden clues to accompany the well-versed performance.

Read our preview of the show. Behind the impossibly heavy, squeaky doors, guests were welcomed by the angelic notes of a harp. Handed a sheet of paper with a cipher, giddy guests followed each macabre theatrical performance through the appropriately lit halls, hoping to unearth the clues that would enter their names into a random drawing to win a leather bound copy of Poe's complete works. A treasure.

Edgar Allan Poe lived on Sullivan's Island while in the military in the late 1820's. He used the island as the backdrop for his cryptic story The Gold-Bug. Sullivan's Island Poe's Tavern serves up drinks and food in his honor.

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