When I was in Eighth Grade, as part of English class we listened to these tapes of crazy readings of Edgar Allen Poe stories.
The one that stood out the most was “The Cask of Amontillado.” Fortunado was sloshed and cheery, raving about the amontillado right up until his ass got chained up. Montresor was calm and creepy.
It remains my favorite Poe story.
“For the love of God, Montresor!”
“Yes, for the love of God!”