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
Not being a big fan of John Cussack I did not expect much from this film... From his feminine voice to his soft features but boy was I pleasantly surprised!
The Director did a cracking job of ramping up the suspense and still be able to tease, shock AND surprise even seasoned cinema goers as me. Lots of gore, lots of dare and the entire film was shot beautifully and i think the period was captured superbly too.
It was nearly a master piece but just missed out on this accolade by shoddy closure. 5 minutes shorter and it would have been a modern day classic.
I would give it a robust 7.8. Definitely go see it.
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