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The Raven (2012)

aka The Raven

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

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Details: 111 mins · English · R (USA)

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Decent

Felt like a combination of Sherlock and saw. Sherlock because of the time and obviously the search for the evil murderer. And saw because of the gruesome murders. It was OK but I will not watch again.

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Cast:

Small Edgar Allan Poe
Small Detective Emmett Fields
Small Emily Hamilton
Small Colonel Hamilton
Small Maddux
Small John Cantrell
Small Captain Eldridge
Small Mrs. Bradley
Small Reagan
Small Percy
No_movie_poster Fire Marshall
No_movie_poster Ivan
Small Lady Macbeth
No_movie_poster Doc Clements
No_movie_poster Griswold

Crew:

No_movie_poster Aaron Ryder Producer
No_movie_poster Niven Howie Editor
No_movie_poster Roger Ford Production Design
No_movie_poster Kerrie Brown Set Decoration
No_movie_poster James McTeigue Director
No_movie_poster Carlo Poggioli Costume Design
No_movie_poster Frank Walsh Supervising Art Director
No_movie_poster James D. Stern Executive Producer
No_movie_poster Elaine Grainger Casting
No_movie_poster Marc D. Evans Producer
No_movie_poster Trevor Macy Producer
No_movie_poster Danny Ruhlmann Director of Photography
No_movie_poster Ildiko Kemeny Executive Producer
No_movie_poster Ben Livingston Screenplay
No_movie_poster Hannah Shakespeare Screenplay
No_movie_poster Jesus Martinez Asencio Executive Producer
No_movie_poster Andjelija Vlaisavljevic Line Producer
No_movie_poster Glen Basner Executive Producer
No_movie_poster Lucas Vidal Original Music Composer
No_movie_poster Marc Evans Production

Taglines:

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

Plot:

In 19th century Baltimore, Maryland, several policemen burst into an apartment to discover a murdered woman sprawled on the floor. Detective Emmett Fields is called to assist in the investigation and discovers that the crime resembles a fictional murder in the short story "The Murders in the Rue Morgue".


The alcoholic writer, Edgar Allan Poe, is brought to see Fields for questioning and learns someone is using his stories as the backdrop for a series of murders. The two men are called to investigate the murders and Edgar's fiancee Emily is held as ransom. Poe's lodgings are burned down by people who believe he is responsible for the murders, and he moves in with Fields.


Poe and Fields search tunnels under the city with several policemen and discover the walled-up corpse. Two clues are found. Poe and Fields deduce these clues to refer to the Holy Cross church. As the police attempt to break down the church doors, the killer attacks and wounds Fields. Poe gives chase but the killer escapes. Poe writes a new column and tells the killer that he's tired of this.


In the morning, the maid gives Poe a letter from the killer. Believing the editor to be the murderer, Poe races to the newspaper office but finds the editor's corpse. The real killer then appears and congratulates Poe on finding him. The murderer gives Poe a vial of poison and tells him to drink it in exchange for the location of Emily. Once Poe is too weak to go for help, the murderer tells Poe that he's moving to Paris with the name "Reynolds" and where to find Emily.


As the killer leaves, Poe rescues Emily and then wanders off to a park bench to die. A man recognizes him as "Edgar Poe," the famous writer. All that the dying Poe can say to the man is "Tell Fields his name is Reynolds". When Fields comes to view Poe's corpse at the hospital, the attending physician tells him the writer's last words.


In Paris the killer enters a carriage where Fields greets him with a pistol.

Release Dates:

DVD : 2012-10-09 : United States of America