A serial murderer is on the loose and is drawing his inspiration from none other than gothic horror writer Edgar Allen Poe in “The Raven.”
John Cusack stars as the famous American writer. He joins forces with police in an effort to get inside the killer’s mind and keep his own love from becoming a target for murder.
Los Angeles Times film critic Betsy Sharkey describes “The Raven” as “More pulp fiction than macabre masterpiece” but gives the screenwriters credit for “a nifty idea.”
“When one scene features Poe holding a reading for some of the city’s bookish bunch, it is