The Raven - John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe


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The Raven - John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe

The Raven will be hitting theaters this Friday, April 27th 2012. John Cusack will be playing Edgar Allan Poe and from what I hear, this horror movie is one to see. A serial killer has become inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s masterpieces. Let’s get some of the details before we head to the theaters.

Don’t forget to catch @TheRavenMovie in theaters tomorrow. The story has everything you want out of a movie: thrills, romance, adventure, some R-rated gore—and lots of other good stuff.

No one imagined more ways to die than Edgar Allan Poe - and no one else can stop a madman from bringing every one of them to life.

A brutal killing spree terrorizes 19th-century Baltimore and a young detective turns to a notorious author for help getting inside the mind of a serial killer in the stylish, gothic thriller, The Raven, an audacious reimagining of the lurid tales of Edgar Allan Poe. Starring John Cusack as the infamous inventor of the detective fiction genre and Luke Evans as an ambitious sleuth determined to stop more of Poe’s gruesome stories from coming to chilling life—and death—The Raven weaves history and fiction into an original and twisted mystery worthy of the master of the macabre himself.

When a mother and daughter are found viciously murdered in 19th-century Baltimore, Detective Emmett Fields (Evans) makes a startling discovery: the crime resembles a fictional murder described in gory detail in the local newspaper—part of a collection of stories penned by struggling writer and social outcast Edgar Allan Poe (Cusack). But even as Poe is questioned by police, another grisly killing occurs, also inspired by a popular Poe story.

A deadly game of cat and mouse ensues as the pair races to stop a madman from turning every one of the author’s shocking stories into blood-curdling reality. When Poe’s love, Emily (Alice Eve), becomes the killer’s next target, the stakes are raised even higher and he must call on his own powers of deduction to try to solve the case before it’s too late. Directed by James McTeigue, Intrepid Pictures’ The Raven also stars Brendan Gleeson and Oliver Jackson-Cohen.

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The Raven stars John Cusack (2012, Hot Tub Time Machine), Luke Evans (Clash of the Titans, Immortals), Alice Eve (She’s Out of My League, Sex and the City 2), Brendan Gleeson (Green Zone, Gangs of New York) and Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Faster, Going the Distance). The film is directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta, Ninja Assassin) from a script by Ben Livingston and Hannah Shakespeare (Loverboy). Director of photography is Danny Ruhlmann (Little Fish). Editor is Niven Howie (Resident Evil: Afterlife). Production designer is Roger Ford (The Chronicles of Narnia). Costume designer is Carlo Poggioli (Cold Mountain). Original music is by Lucas Vidal (Vanishing on 7th Street). Trevor Macy (Doomsday), Marc D. Evans (The Strangers) and Aaron Ryder (Sanctum) are producers. Jesus Martinez Asencio is executive producer (The Art of Stealing).

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The Raven (2012)

Synopsis: When a madman begins committing horrific murders inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's works, a young Baltimore detective joins forces with Poe to stop him from making his stories a reality.
Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Luke Evans, Michael Shannon, John Cusack, Sam Hazeldine, Matt Devere, Máté Haumann, Adrian Rawlins, Michael J. Fourticq, Ian Virgo, Mark Phelan, Michael Poole, Alice Eve, Michael Cronin, Andrew Hefler, Jason Ryan, Brendan Coyle, Jimmy Yuill, Kevin McNally, Dave Legeno, Luka Mijatovic, Dejan Cubrilov, Pam Ferris, József Tálos, Péter Fancsikai, Milos Djuricic, Sava Rapic, Mike Kelly, Bojan Peric, Ana Sofrenovic
Directors: James McTeigue
Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Crime
Year: 2012
Runtime: 110
MPAA Rating: R
Nominations: 4
Writers: Hannah Shakespeare, Ben Livingston
Producers: Glen Basner, Marc D. Evans, Carolyn Harris, Ildiko Kemeny, Trevor Macy, Jesús Martínez Asencio, Aaron Ryder, Richard Sharkey, James D. Stern, Andjelija Vlaisavljevic
Musicians: Lucas Vidal
Editors: Niven Howie

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