Edgar Allan Poe's short stories always have a twist or two to them and death
is a recurring theme, such as in "The Cask of Amontillado", "The Masque of Red
Death" and "The Fall of the House of Usher." H.P. Lovecraft wrote in a similar
style as Poe, but with a science fiction twist of aliens and other horrid otherworldly
beings. Poe relied more on irony for his twists and turns.