I’m sure by now you’ve all heard about the Edgar Allan Poe film, The Raven. John Cusack stars in the movie, and I can’t believe I haven’t gotten out to see it yet. I have a love/loathe relationship with Poe~ the man’s writing makes my skin crawl, which I’m sure he would be delighted to hear. I appreciate the writing and I sink into the stories, but I’m SUCH a weenie when it comes to eerie/scary/murderous plots.
I still remember reading The Cask of Amontillado and The Tell-Tale Heart, and then listening to recordings of them in class. With the lights out. Creeeeeeeepy. Not to mention his other slightly macabre works. Want to know a little more about the film?
The following bullet points are from slashfilm.com
- The Raven is a fictionalized account of the final five “mysterious” days of Edgar Allan Poe’s life. Apparently the famous writer joins the hunt for a serial killer whose murders are inspired by his stories.
- The real death of Poe was also mysterious. The writer was discovered on the streets of Baltimore in great distress and in need of “immediate assistance.” He was wearing someone else’s clothes and repeating the name “Reynolds”. He died shortly after in hospital, never able to explain what had happened.
If you’ve seen the film, did you enjoy it?
Do you have a favorite Edgar Allan Poe poem/story?