The Raven is a classic poem by one of the Grandfathers of horror, Edgar Allen Poe.
Poe and his works have had a profound impact on horror literature and film over years, and now a new film based on his most recognised work is getting a nationwide release, starring John Cusack as Poe himself.
In this gritty thriller, Edgar Allan Poe (John Cusack, Being John Malkovich) joins forces with a young Baltimore detective (Luke Evans, Immortals) to hunt down a mad serial killer who’s using Poe’s own works as the basis in a string of brutal murders. Directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta), the film also stars Alice Eve (Sex and the City 2), Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges) and Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Faster).
When a mother and daughter are found brutally murdered in 19th century Baltimore, Detective Emmett Fields (Luke 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 pariah Edgar Allan Poe. But even as Poe is questioned by police, another grisly murder occurs, also inspired by a popular Poe story.
Realizing a serial killer is on the loose using Poe’s writings as the backdrop for his bloody rampage, Fields enlists the author’s help in stopping the attacks. But when it appears someone close to Poe may become the murderer’s next victim, the stakes become even higher and the inventor of the detective story calls on his own powers of deduction to try to solve the case before it’s too late.
To celebrate the release of The Raven, Love Horror and Universal Pictures UK are giving two lucky readers the chance to win a signed poster.
The Raven hits cinemas on Friday 9th March and stars John Cusack, Alice Eve, Brendon Gleeson and Oliver Jackson-Cohen.
For your chance to win, just answer the following question…
Which of these was another written work of Edgar Allen Poe?
A. The Tell-tale Heart
B. The Tattle-tale Foot
C. The Talking Kidney
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