Sixteen-year-old Arthur is looking for adventure, so he stows away on a whaling ship. But he gets more excitement soon after setting sail, the crew rebel against their captain and murder everyone who will not join them. The nightmare vision of a corpse-ridden ghost ship taunts them as they starve. It seems they are being punished for their sins.
A selection of tales and poems written by Edgar Allan Poe, from the macabre and horrifying to the humorous or purely descriptive. Entries include "Lenore", "The Mystery of Marie Roget", "The City in the Sea" and "The Raven".