Thursday, January 20, 2011

"The Raven" Starring John Cusack

Here's some fun news that fits perfectly with yesterday's blog post: John Cusack will be portraying Edgar Allen Poe in a new movie titled "The Raven".  The movie is described as a thriller following the fictionalized last days of Poe's life. Some people have suspected that Poe was murdered by a person who was inspired by his horror stories. There are many theories as to how Poe died, but the only thing historians can agree on is that he was found face down in a gutter. He was 40 years old.

I'm really looking forward to this movie since I'm both a big fan of Poe and John Cusack! Here's a split screen of Poe and Cusack that I found online. Do you think they look similar?


  1. I know! I can't wait to see this movie!

  2. I found this to be very cool news, however, are you aware that there's an animated Edgar Allen Poe film scheduled to be released this year as well???
    I thought you might be interested!!

  3. Thanks for the link! I'll be sure to check that out. I had no idea there was going to be an animated Poe movie!

  4. This post just popped up as part of the "You might also like: - LinkWithin" widget. At first I thought you'd done a review on the movie, then I realized this post was back in January 2011. I keep meaning to ask you if you've seen it yet? I got the DVD a while back and I absolutely loved it. :) Now I like to imagine that Poe really did look like John Cusack! ;)

  5. It's surprising what can sometimes pop up with LinkWithin. No, I haven't seen the movie yet. I'd actually forgotten about it, despite writing this post! Yeah, Poe did get an upgrade in the looks department. :)