Year of Release: 2012
Director: James McTeigue
Approx. Running Time: 110 minutes
My Rating: 3 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
John Cusack and Luke Evans star in this bloodcurdling tale of terror that's as dark and haunting as the legendary master of the macabre who inspired it - Edgar Allan Poe. Baltimore, 1849. While investigating a horrific doulbe murder, police detective Emmett Fields (Evans) makes a startling discovery: the killer's methods mirror the twisted writings of Edgar Allen Poe (Cusack).
Suspecting Poe at first, Fields ultimately enlists the writer's help to stop future attacks. But in this deadly game of cat and mouse, the stakes are raised with each gruesome slaying as the pair races to catch a madman before he brings every one of Poe's shocking stories to chilling life...and death.
I saw this movie once in the theaters, and remember it being pretty suspenseful with some good performances. Cusack in particular is excellent as Poe. I'm giving it 3 stars for now and will re-evaluate this movie once I've had time for a second watch.
Rated R (MPAA)
2012 (Year of Release)