Upon discovering that a psychotic serial killer has been using his writings as inspiration, legendary author Edgar Allan Poe (John Cusack) joins forces with a bright, young Baltimore detective to catch the maniac and end his reign of terror. Detective Emmett Fields (Luke Evans) was investigating a vicious murder when he realized the crime scene bore a striking resemblance to a mystery story that was just published in the local newspaper. The author of that ominous tale was Edgar Allan Poe, a brilliant young writer whose status as a social outcast catches the attention of the diligent detective. Shortly after Poe is questioned by the authorities, detectives stumble upon yet another murder scene that seems to have been inspired by the author's morbid writings. Convinced that the killer will once again use Poe's writings as a springboard to murder, Detective Fields recruits the reclusive author to help piece together a pattern to the crimes and stop the madman before he can strike again. Brendan Gleeson and Alice Eve co-star in this tense period thriller from director James McTeigue (V for Vendetta). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Much better than I expected, this movie has some very graphic horror scenes, some are about as bad as it can get. The film is from Serbia and Hungary and they got the sets, costumes, and weapons exactly right. Pretty intense stuff, good entertainment if you can handle the violence.
This movie wasn't very good at all. If you're looking for this type of movie, check out "From Hell" or either of the Robert Downey Jr. Sherlock Holmes movies. Glad to see Cusack still getting work though. Always liked that guy.
I watched the full movie here ----------> http://tiny.cc/movie784 (that link is for those who haven't watched it yet) Anyway, what can I say? this movie definitely made me love the characters and I can relate!! Just some minor plots that are ridicuous I didnt like.. anyway, 5/5 stars for this movie!!
Bravo to John Cusack and Luke Evans
such great acting. If you love thrillers for Halloween this year, this is a classic to watch, everything about this movie is a joy to watch even the gore, excellent script and top notch acting by all and James McTeigue rocks as Director!!!!