I read Edgar Allen Poe's works when I was younger and honestly they scared the crap out of me. When I saw that they were planning to take his works from the page to the screen I was really excited only to be bored and let down.

John Cusack takes on the role of Edgar Allen Poe and his genius. The movie is a great idea and the wealth of knowledge out there about Poe, "The Raven" had the potential to be a fantastic Gothic thriller instead I think it disgraces the legacy of Edgar Allen Poe with a simple murder mystery that's more silly than scary.

Here is the synopsis:
According to Relativity Media "The macabre tales of Edgar Allan Poe are vividly brought to life - and death - in this stylish, Gothic thriller starring John Cusack as the infamous author. When a madman begins committing horrific murders inspired by Poe's darkest works, a young Baltimore detective (Luke Evans) joins forces with Poe in a quest to get inside the killer's mind in order to stop him from making every one of Poe's brutal stories a blood chilling reality." Sounds great right? I agree it would be great if they had delivered even a fourth of what they promised.

Straight up this movie depends on the acting of John Cusack and it can't quite live up to the promise of its genius premise. Don't waste you money on this one guys.

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