The only one who can stop a serial killer is the man who inspired him.
In this gritty thriller, Edgar Allan Poe joins forces with a young Baltimore detective to hunt down a mad serial killer who's using Poe's own works as the basis for a string of brutal murders.
When a mother and daughter are found brutally murdered in 19th century Baltimore, Detective Emmett Fields makes a startling discovery: The crime resembles a fictional murder described in gory detail in the local newspaper—part of a collection of stories penned by struggling writer and social pariah Edgar Allan Poe. But, even as Poe is questioned by police, another grisly murder occurs, also inspired by a popular Poe story. Realising that a serial killer's on the loose, Fields enlists Poes help in stopping the attacks. When it appears that someone close to Poe may become the murderer's next victim, the stakes become even higher and the inventor of the detective story calls on his own powers of deduction to try and solve the case before it's too late.
- Releasing: 4 May 2012
- Genre: Thriller
- Running Time: 109 minutes
- Age Restriction: 16 V
- Language: English
Cast: John Cusack , Alice Eve, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Luke Evans, Kevin McNally, Pam Ferris, Sergej Trifunović