A new international trailer has been released for period horror movie The Raven , and itâ€™s stuffed to the brim with grisly, gothic chills.
The film sees John Cusack star as Edgar Allan Poe, the renowned author of macabre horror and detective fiction. When a serial murderer appears to have drawn inspiration from Poeâ€™s stories, Luke Evansâ€™ determined detective enlists the writer to help bring the guilty party to justice.
However, it soon becomes clear that Poe himself is a target, along with his beautiful girlfriend (Alice Eve). Take a look at the new trailer belowâ€¦
Itâ€™s essentially a truncated version of the original US trailer, a more streamlined teaser that gives away a little less plot-wise, but makes plenty of room for the filmâ€™s grislier pleasures.
Its good to see a healthy number of Poe references dotted throughout the trailer, most notably for The Pit And The Pendulum , The Masque Of The Red Death , and of course, The Raven itself. Weâ€™re not quite so sure about casting Poe as a full-on action hero (â€œIâ€™ll send you to hell!â€), but thereâ€™s some nicely knowing humour on display when Evans questions Cusack as to whether many of his stories end in murderâ€¦
The Raven will be released in UK cinemas on 9 March 2012.