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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Raven Blu-Ray Review

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The Raven Blu-Ray Review

Synopsis: John Cusack and Luke Evans star in this blood-curdling tale of terror that's as dark and haunting as the legendary master of the macabre who inspired it - Edgar Allan Poe. Baltimore, 1849. While investigating a horrific double murder, police detective Emmett Fields (Evans) makes a startling discovery: the killer's methods mirror the twisted writings of Edgar Allan Poe (Cusack). Suspecting Poe at first, Fields ultimately enlists his help to stop future attacks. But in this deadly game of cat and mouse, the stakes are raised with each gruesome slaying as the pair races to catch a madman before he brings every one of Poe's shocking stories to chilling life...and death.

Review: The Raven is a part murder mystery, part biopic-fantasy tale about the life/death of one of the finest authors in American literary history, Edgar Allan Poe.    The film creates a lofty and fantastical situation surrounding the events of Poe's death and what may have lead up to it.  The movie focuses on a serial killer that is using Poe's tales as his inspiration for killing.  The movie has a dark tone that fits the subject matter and Cusack turns in a performance that is surprisingly wonderful.  I love Cusack, but I was very skeptical about his ability to portray Poe with any quality, but I am happy to be proven wrong.  This is a fun film that will please anyone into thrillers and murder-mystery.

Interest Range: Drama, Thriller