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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
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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
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Old Gentleman
Michael Poole ...
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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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$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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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 »

Goofs

Both Emily and Poe used the phrase, "Ok" several times. "Ok" in the 1800's was a colloquial phrase meaning "oll korrect" (all correct), not an indication of assent (as used by Emily) or reassurance (as used by Poe.) See more »

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Breathless Tenement Man: It's the fourth floor.
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Featured in The Raven Guts: Bringing Death to Live (2012) See more »

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Symphonie Fantastique, OP.14
Composed by Hector Berlioz
Arranged by Lucas Vidal
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Very well done
27 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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