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The Raven (2012)

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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.

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Capt. Charles Hamilton
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Maddux (as Kevin R. McNally)
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John Cantrell
Jimmy Yuill ...
Captain Eldridge
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Ivan
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Mrs. Bradley
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Reagan
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Doc Clements
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Percy
Michael Cronin ...
Old Gentleman
Michael Poole ...
Professor
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Storyline

This movie is set in the mid 1800s and involves poet Edgar Allan Poe. A serial killer is on the loose and murdering people using Poe's descriptions from his published stories and poems. Poe teams up with Detective Fields, a Baltimore policeman to try and catch the killer by using his knowledge of the descriptions. Even though the stories are fictional, they start to become reality and the killer is a step ahead of them. Then it takes on a personal note as Poe's lover becomes a target. Will they stop the killer in time? Written by Michael Hallows Eve

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The only one who can stop a serial killer is the man who inspired him.


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Rated R for bloody violence and grisly images | See all certifications »

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27 April 2012 (USA)  »

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El cuervo  »

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,289,642 (USA) (27 April 2012)

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$16,005,978 (USA) (6 July 2012)
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Trivia

Sylvester Stallone had tried to set up a rival Poe biopic. He had Robert Downey Jr lined up to star. See more »

Goofs

At the end, Ivan says he is off to do the same to Jules Verne. However, in 1849, when the film is set, Verne had not published any writing and was absolutely un-heard of. Verne's first published work was 'Cinq Semaines en ballon' in 1863, 14 years after Poe's death. His first well, known work 'Voyage au centre de la Terre' was not published until 1864. See more »

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Breathless Tenement Man: It's the fourth floor.
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Featured in The Raven: Behind the Beauty and Horror (2012) See more »

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Burn My Shadow
Written by Ian Astbury, Richard File, Chris Goss and James Lavelle
Performed by Unkle featuring Ian Astbury
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you have definitely better things to do !
6 July 2012 | by (greece) – See all my reviews

What was the thing about the noise in this movie?

--SOME Spoilers might be included---

Almost every character screamed senselessly at least once. So much noise for no reason. Were was the suspense or the climax in that? Just cheap tricks to make you...well...scared? I'd say bored. The crime scenes were utterly disgusting or laughing stock even at times. The plot was lacking gusto. Too clichéd. As for the acting, it was the real horror in this film. Except for Cusack sometimes.. everyone else was lukewarm, or truly non-believable. Poe's fiancée was totally irrelevant. The detective...exaggerating it.

Poe must be swearing in his grave LOUDLY about this! Do such film creators have NO mercy for literature? or US?


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