Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival has announced that Jeffrey Combs' Nevermore - An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe will be featured at this year's festival. Running for over a decade, Jeffrey Combs' Nevermore seems like a perfect fit as 2019 marks the town of Sleepy Hollow's bicentennial.

"Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival (SHIFF) is honored to announce the addition of Jeffrey Combs’ acclaimed, live one-man Edgar Allan Poe show, NEVERMORE, as one of the festival’s major events at the historic Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown, New York.

The performance will be featured at the festival, which takes place October 10-13, 2019. Check and the Tarrytown Music Hall for forthcoming information on NEVERMORE’s showtime and date as it becomes available.

Directed by Stuart Gordon, written by Dennis Paoli and starring Jeffrey Combs, NEVERMORE is a critically heralded experience that has delighted audiences for more than a decade. Hailed as “a landmark performance” by the L.A. Times, Combs has thrilled crowds across the country with his dynamic and revelatory portrayal of the legendary Poe.

This marks NEVERMORE’s Westchester County, NY, premiere, an event made extra special by the area’s bicentennial celebration of Washington Irving—a contemporary of Poe who was, from Poe’s perspective, also a rival. Combs recalls in a recent River Journal article, “I don’t think they ever met. I take dark delight in pointing out that Poe doesn’t have very nice things to say about Irving. Specifically, about Irving’s penchant for always having a moral to his stories while Poe was often criticized for being without morals.”

“SHIFF celebrates the Hudson Valley’s wellspring of American history, of classic literature, and the continuing legacy of supernatural writings and cinematic works that it has inspired,” says fest co-founder Taylor White. “We’re excited to have NEVERMORE as part of the festival because it encapsulates so many of these ideas—not to mention it’s a fantastic show, at the perfect time of year, in the perfect venue. We can’t wait for the crowd to experience it!”

As Combs added in the River Journal, “Poe was truly one of America’s great writers. I’m honored every time I step on stage and recite his beautiful words.”

SHIFF, a celebration of outstanding genre cinema in the cradle of the American supernatural, takes place in Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown, NY, October 10-13, 2019, and features an exciting line up of film premieres, special screenings, and live events.

The festival is currently accepting film and script submissions, which can be entered via Visit Sleepy Hollow NY at"

Tamika Jones
About the Author - Tamika Jones

Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).

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