We have a cult. Carroll’s using Poe’s work as a religion. He’s speaking to people through Gothic Romanticism. There’s a pathology to today’s internet techno-bred minds. It’s created a new vacancy in our humanity. Find the ones with additional disorders: Jackpot! Enter a handsome, charismatic man, who can touch them, let them their lives for the first time, conditions them. The only way to truly live is to kill. Or some crap like that.