Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Raven

The Raven is a taut thriller that takes place in the Twilight of the great Edgar Allan Poe's life. Directed by the rising James McTeigue, most known mostly for his work on V For Vendetta. John Cusack stars in the title role as a man struggling in his craft only to discover that his writing is given life by a serial killer hell bent on recreating the macabre poems and stories in Poe's collection. It is up to Poe and the local Inspector (Luke Evans) to track down this killer before he takes another victim. You've got a really extraordinary supporting cast as well with the beautiful Alice Eve and the excellent Brendan Gleeson.

I'll be the first to admit I'm a sucker for a good murder mystery and the Raven is that in spades. This film is Seven meets From Hell and a much darker Sherlock Holmes. So if you are looking for a good dark thriller with some twists and turns along the way then this film is right up your alley.

The Raven is coming to a Theatre near you this Friday April 27th!

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