Peabody introduces Sherman to American writer, Edgar Allen Poe, who is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and macabre. They find Poe writing happy stories and try to scare him in order to spark his thinking in the horror genre.
The word "surrealism has become a catch-all for the bizarre, the irrational, the hallucinatory; but when it emerged in Europe during the tenuous turbulent years following world war one and leading into world war two. Surrealism has positions itself not as an escape from life but as a revolution art force within. A movement aimed at the wholesale liberation of the individual. Aesthetic as well as political; literary as well as visual. Lets explore what surrealism is.