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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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Maddux (as Kevin R. McNally)
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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

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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) (29 April 2012)

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$16,008,272 (USA) (24 July 2012)
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When talking about navigation techniques Poe (Cusack) mentions he went to West Point and was expelled. This is historically correct, Poe was a cadet at West Point during Robert E. Lee's tenure as Academy Superintendent prior to the Civil War. See more »

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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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Album for the young, OP.39, No. 9 Waltz
Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Arranged by Lucas Vidal
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Absolutely Brilliant!!
28 April 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Do not listen to the negative reviews because this movie is brilliant. I think the main problem is that people maybe went into this movie expecting a horror movie.

The portrayal of Poe is absolutely fantastic, John Cusack did a fantastic job he is a great actor and this one has to be my favourite role that he has played.

The movie has a great pace to it. Your at the edge of your seat the entire time, the thing is though if you haven't read any Edger Allan Poe stories you might have a hard time understanding it, but it doesn't matter weather you have read them or not because the movie is absolutely brilliant. It has its intense moments but honestly you can't take your eyes off the screen it keeps you guessing whats going to happen next.

Don't listen to the negative reviews, this movie is a must-see.


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