West Point, 1830. A world-weary detective (Christian Bale) is hired to discreetly investigate the gruesome murder of a cadet. Stymied by the cadets’ code of silence, he enlists one of their own to help unravel the case — a young man the world would come to know as Edgar Allan Poe (Harry Melling).
This one looks like it’ll join the top shelf of Poe pictures.
While RAVEN’S HOLLOW makes for compelling supernatural Gothic horror, the film fails to properly take advantage of Poe’s work and legacy as source material for its story.
The supernatural period horror RAVEN'S HOLLOW follows a horrifying mystery in by Edgar Allan Poe's life when he was a West Point military cadet.
One movie is based on the writing of a horror great, the other is about one.