Thriller - While taking its title from the Edgar Allan Poe poem and featuring Poe
as its main character, it's not based on the poem nor a fact-based
film but a serial killer mystery thriller. John Cusack fans should
enjoy this big showcase. Violent content and occasional language make
this film inappropriate for kids.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
TEENS:Half the teens rated this movie very high. The lowest was good. Teens seemed to enjoy this movie.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Most opinions were average and above.
ADULTS: The men rated it fairly high and above. It appears most men will enjoy this movie. More women enjoyed this movie but there were about a thrid that rated the good/average and below.
When a mother and daughter are found brutally murdered in 19th century
Baltimore, Detective Emmett Fields (Luke Evans) makes a startling discovery: the
crime resembles a fictional murder described in gory detail in the local
newspaper, part of a collection of stories penned by struggling writer and social
pariah Edgar Allan Poe. But even as Poe is questioned by police, another grisly
murder occurs, also inspired by a popular Poe story.
Realizing a serial killer is on the loose using Poe's writings as the backdrop
for his bloody rampage, Fields enlists the author's help in stopping the
attacks. But when it appears someone close to Poe may become the murderer's next
victim, the stakes become even higher and the inventor of the detective story
calls on his own powers of deduction to try to solve the case before it's too