The Schmoes join Edgar Allen Poe and the Baltimore authorities looking for a killer in the film “The Raven”…would this tale of a grisly murderer basing his killings on Poe’s work have our heroes on the edge of their seat? Or looking to fly away asap?? Enjoy!
There’s a killer on the loose, and only one man can stop him…Edgar Allen Poe? That’s the premise of the new film “The Raven”, in which the authorities recruit the renowned author to help solve a series of grisly murders. Why? Well, this particular madman has based his killings on the stories written by none other than Poe himself. Over 160 years after the death of Edgar Allen Poe, the Schmoes Know guys head into the theater to see if this promising idea could turn into a satisfying tale of horror, gore and suspense.
Like most kids for the past century, Mark and Kristian studied a few of Edgar Allen Poe’s works in school…a troubled author not properly recognized in his own time, after his death he was recalled more fondly as one of the founders of the horror genre we all know today. Legendary works such as “The Raven” and “The Pit and the Pendulum” highlight the many works that a serial killer takes too literally in this new film…he carries out the fiction in a very real way and teases the Maryland authorities on his trail. Poe is played by John Cusack, a role that requires a delicate balance of humor, depression, and ultimately madness…Luke Evans, Alice Lee and Brendan Gleeson also appear in this period piece named for that most famous of Poe’s celebrated poems.
“The Raven” sets out to accomplish a storytelling experience not unlike the ambition of Poe’s own writing: envelop the reader in a dark, twisted world where all the horrors of the imagination are thrust into a frightening reality. Would John Cusack and company find success inspired by perhaps the greatest horror writer ever? Check out the Schmoes Know take!The Raven Review,