Becky and I went to see the movie, The Raven at the AMC Theaters in Castle Rock, CO this past Weekend. The Fandango website at The Raven describes the movie as follows…
“The macabre and lurid tales of Edgar Allan Poe are vividly brought to life – and death – in this stylish, gothic thriller starring John Cusack as the infamous author. When a madman begins committing horrific murders inspired by Poe’s darkest works, a young Baltimore detective (Luke Evans) joins forces with Poe in a quest to get inside the killer’s mind in order to stop him from making every one of Poe’s brutal stories a blood chilling reality…”
The Raven is a movie about the original Master of Horror, Edgar Allan Poe, and how a madman has taken his books and decided to bring his horror stories to life. This time though Mr. Poe is right in the middle of his scary stories as people he knows are being murdered in the most grisly of ways. They are being killed the same way as in his horror stories and he has to find clues to prevent the next murders from taking place and stop the killer.
The movie is very gruesome and that’s definitely our biggest complaint. It’s very disturbing and will make you jump at times and cringe at other times because the murderer in this film is so diabolical. What is creepy is how terrible Edgar Allan Poe stories were back in his day. There are not many writers today, who can match his ability to create fear in death, like being buried alive or cut in two. His stories border on the demonic and illustrate quite well the depravity of man.
The Raven will make you want to close you eyes at times, which Becky did. What saved the movie is the story because it’s quite interesting with plenty of plot twists and turns as the main character and the police detective try to find this insane murderer before he can perform his heinous crimes again.
I don’t like to admit that Becky and I both liked it because it was so disturbing, but unfortunately we both thought it was worth the price of admission simply because the story was fascinating. Be prepared to close your eyes though during the gruesome parts of the film though because they are horrible, which is why it’s a horror movie.
John – *** Worth The Trip
Becky – *** Worth The Trip
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