VOD Recommendation: A Thrilling Fictionalized Account of the Last Days of a Tortured Writer Coming on Demand
10.14.12 by BJSprecher
"Quoth the raven 'Nevermore.'"
Once upon a midnight dreary, a mad killer, eyes blurry, concocted a plan to recreate the grisly murders found in his favorite author's stories in the hopes of becoming a storybook killer himself.
The Flick: The Raven
The Skinny: Director James McTeigue's (V For Vendetta) period mystery thriller is a fictionalized account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe, creator of the detective fiction genre of literature and writer of such classic macabre stories and poems as "The Masque of the Red Death," "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Purloined Letter" and "The Raven."
The Players: John Cusack stars as Poe, a once-great writer who has become a social pariah. When a series of murders in Baltimore appear to be based on Poe's stories, Inspector Emmett Fields (Luke Evans) enlists Poe to aid him in the hunt for the killer. Alice Eve and Brendan Gleeson also star.
The Raven | James McTeigue | John Cusack | Luke Evans | Movie Trailer | Review