Poe IS Halloween. And while The Masque of Red Death is quite the story, my fave is The Fall of the House of Usher. Years ago I went to the Cranbury Inn (haunted!) over here in New Jersey where a dramatization was presented after dinner during the Halloween season. Amazingly, this same dramatization (spine tingling--especially at the Inn, but I think listening to it in a candle-lit room would probably suffice) is still available!:
Think warm thoughts for me--it's snowing upstate now!