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Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - DVDS -

Stars: John Cu­sack, Luke Evans

Di­rec­tor: James McTeigue

Avail­able: Now on DVD and BD

Edgar Allen Poe as a se­rial killer hunter? Wow, the pro­duc­ers were trip­ping think­ing this high con­cept hor­ror/ thriller, set a week be­fore the man’s death, was go­ing to leave a last­ing im­pres­sion. A gothic de­tec­tive tale with a dash of Saw gore it sees the close- to- burntout lit­er­ary mae­stro Poe ( John Cu­sack) team­ing up with a Bal­ti­more cop­per to catch the mad­man who is mak­ing his grisly sto­ries a re­al­ity. Some solid art di­rec­tion and an ap­pro­pri­ately dark at­mos­phere en­sure it isn’t a com­plete waste but there is a lack of cre­ative flair to the di­rec­tion and the over­all mys­tery.

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