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
During the Masquerade ball when Edgar Allan Poe sees Emily Hamilton descend the staircase and enter, the music inserted as backdrop is a section of the song "All Imperfect Things" from the score to "The Piano" by Michael Nyman. 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 »
We liked this movie a lot. It was well staged,and filmed. It didn't drag, and made sense. It was very much in the spirit of Poe. We liked John Cusack in the role. A lot of movies seem chaotic and poorly thought out. This rolled right along, to a satisfactory Poe like ending. The credits were unique and linked to the story itself. I rarely watch horror films, but going to see a movie about Edgar Allen Poe, I expected to see the Poe story lines--he's the original horror-suspense master. They played off these elements. We generally see a movie every week, and this one worked for us. Sherlock Holmes and Hugo had a lot of mindless running around. This one had a plot that hung together. I loved the costumes, the atmosphere, and old buildings.
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