The Raven is arguably one of Poe’s most famous works. This movie’s plot is largely based on Edgar Poe’s works and asks the question, what if all his worst nightmares were to come true?
When various murders occur in a town, which are committed based on the fictional works of Edgar Allan Poe, a young detective who has the duty of apprehending the killer seeks Poe’s help. Together, they both embark on a journey after the serial killer. To make things more complicated, the killer kidnaps one of the people close to Poe, and thus raises the stakes for the writer himself. To the killer, it is a game but to other people, it is a matter of life and death.
Edgar Allan Poe is thus forced to use his instincts and creativity to try and solve the mystery of the killer before it is too late. Using his other works and clues intentionally left behind by the killer, Poe struggles to catch the perpetrator before somebody close to him becomes the next victim.
This is definitely an interesting movie with the various twists and turns in the plot making it less predictable. It definitely has a good level of suspense as the writer and detective struggle to save lives and catch the person behind the murders. The film has been rated R mainly due to the fact that it features the grisly murders of the serial killer in detail. People who enjoy explcit horrifying murder scenes will thus find the film appealing.
V for Vendetta’s director, James McTeigue is the director of this film which features a talented cast. John Cusack takes the lead role in this film as Edgar Allan Poe, with Luke Evans of “Immortals” acting as the young Baltimore detective who seeks the writer’s help in solving the murders. Jackson-Cohen, Brendan Gleeson and Alice Eve are also featured in the film.