Three Edgar Allan Poe Adaptations Starring Bela Lugosi

To my mind unfairly overlooked in the company of Universal's classic monster series Bela Lugosi's trio of Edgar Allan Poe movies: Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932), The Black Cat (1934) and The Raven (1935) have just been released in the UK as a rather lovely Blu-ray box set complete with loads of really great... Continue Reading →

The Raven at the London Horror Festival

Strictly speaking the performance we saw wasn't, as we caught The Raven at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden a week after Simon James Collier's adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's most famous piece of poetry hit the Festival blackroom at Islington's Old Red Lion Theatre. Not that we are complaining any trip to Camden is a... Continue Reading →

Trailer: The Raven (2012)

Now here's a film I'm really looking forward to, The Raven. James Teigue (V For Vendetta) directs an account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe's life (all entirely fictional of course) whereby Poe (John Cusack) tries to help an investigation to track down a brutal murderer who is using the poet's work as a... Continue Reading →

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