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