John Cusak plays Edgar Allen Poe in this fictional tale about a serial killer who is turning Poe's tales of murder and mayhem into reality in 19th century Maryland.
Believing that he might have some insight into how the killer’s mind works, he finds himself being draughted in to help the local police force solve the case. But they soon find themselves in a race against time, when the killer kidnaps Poe’s love interest Emily.
The film is basically a modern day twist on the works of the noted horror author, which takes many of his infamous tales, such as “Murders in the Rue Morgue”, “Pit and the Pendulum” and “Masque of the Red Death” and gives them an updated gothic feel, which fans of Poe’s work should enjoy.
Also starring Alice Eve, Luke Evans and Branden Gleeson, The Raven is directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta).
The film is released to UK DVD and Blu ray July 30th
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