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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.
Release Year: 2012
Rating: 6.9/10 (1,952 voted)
Critic's Score: 42/100
Stars: John Cusack, Alice Eve, Luke Evans
Storyline In the 19th century, a serial killer begins murdering victims using methods from Edgar Allan Poe's stories. Poe himself teams up with a young Baltimore detective to get inside the murder's mind and try and stop more of his fictional works becoming grizzly fact. As the hunt intensifies, Poe's own love, Emily Hamilton, becomes a target for the killer.
Writers: Ben Livingston, Hannah Shakespeare
Cast: John Cusack
Edgar Allan Poe
The only one who can stop a serial killer is the man who inspired him.
Trivia: Joaquin Phoenix was at one point in negotiations to star in the project together with Jeremy Renner. Phoenix would have played Poe to Renner's police inspector Fields, but the deal fell through when Renner decided to do
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol instead. The Poe role later went to John Cusack, while Luke Evans was cast as Fields .
Detective Fields reads 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' story from the book 'Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque'. 'Grotesque and Arabesque' was published in 1840, one year before 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' was first published.
Quotes: Edgar Allan Poe:
You are referring to one of my stories. A work of fiction!
I'm not sure where all the good reviews are coming from, this was an
incredibly boring movie despite the gore.
Let's face it, if you've seen the recent sherlock holmes movies, this
should be very familiar(they've even taken stock footage from those
movies). The only difference is that the fact the detective character
is a poet, and the killer is killing the same way as Poe's books and
kidnapped his beloved, an extremely contrived way to get him to follow
up on the case.
The real detective is useless, who serves no purpose other than to ask
Holmes, sorry, Poe for help.