"It was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden there lived whom you may know By the name of Annabel Lee; And this maiden she lived with no other thought, than to ... See full summary »
"It was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden there lived whom you may know By the name of Annabel Lee; And this maiden she lived with no other thought, than to love and be loved by me . . . ." And so begins one of the most famous and haunting poem's from the enigmatic mind of one of literature's most prolific dark poets, Edgar Allan Poe. This chilling classic adapted for a 21st century audience. EDGAR ALLAN POE'S 'ANNABEL LEE' tells the story of Jack Blythe, an artist who rents a summer house in a quiet beach town to find creative inspiration. He gets more than he bargained for when he meets a beautiful but hauntingly mysterious woman who offers to be his subject for a painting. When Jack discovers that his seductive stranger resembles a woman presumed dead for 18 years, he becomes obsessed with uncovering the truth. Soon, Jack is caught up in a terrifying struggle that will unravel an unsolvable mystery and reveal a horrific secret. Written by
First off I'd like to say that I am in no way related to the movie industry what-so-ever, I'm just a regular "joe".
I first saw this movie when it was screened in Hollywood. I had no idea what the movie was about and truthfully, I had no idea who Edgar Allen Poe was. I mean, I had English/Poem classes in college but to my memory I don't recall him or hearing about him; maybe I was a sleep that day. Anyway, I was not expecting what I saw.
I'm not much into mysteries or thriller's, I'm more of a comedy kinda guy but this movie grabbed me and took me for a ride. It is filled with suspense, mystery and surprisingly...humor. The two lead actor's kept me glued to the screen and wondering what was going to happen next. The scenery shots are fantastic...the director, Michael Rissi did a fantastic job! Santa Barbara never looked better! (Movie was filmed in Santa Barbara, CA).
Without giving the story or plot away, let's just say, take my word and see this movie! By yourself or with a date, you won't be disappointed but be aware, if you take a date, that date will end up in your lap...that could be a good thing!
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