Creepy describes the situation Edgar Allan Poe finds himself in. In the dark thriller The Raven, it seems a serial killer has taken to Poe’s writing and is using it as a template to spectacularly kill people (think “The Pit and the Pendulum”). Poe, enlisted by Baltimore detectives, puts his macabre mind to work to try and stop the grisly murderer before he strikes again. Atmosphere feels a bit like what was done prior in “Sherlock Holmes” so I’m still on the fence with this one. Check out the trailer and draw your own conclusion.
The Raven stars John Cusack, Alice Eve, Luke Evans, Brendan Gleeson, Brendan Coyle, Dave Legeno and Pam Ferris.
The Raven investigates UK theaters on March 9, 2012 and US theaters on April 27, 2012.