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Quote the Raven While Tied to a Chair – Poe and Torture Porn?

Edgar Allan Poe and torture porn. Two things I never gave much thought about going together. However, I guess if you really think about it, it does make some kind of sense.

Director James McTeigue sat down with SciFiWire for an interview about his latest film, the very violent Ninja Assassin, and he offered this on his upcoming remake of Poe’s The Raven:

“It’s sort of Se7en meets a series of Poe stories,” he tells Sci Fi Wire. “It’s set in 1850s Baltimore, and it’s about creating Poe’s version of 1850s Baltimore, him moving through it. So it has a lot of the Poe stories interwoven into it.” Referenced films will include “‘The Raven,’ ‘Tell-Tale Heart,’ ‘Premature Burial,’ ‘Murders in the Rue Morgue,’” added McTeigue. “There’s a whole lot of them. It’s actually a pretty cool concept.

Poe’s tales have no shortage of people dying in really horrible ways, and taking that into consideration, the article suggests that Poe may very well be the first torture porn author.

The Raven tells the story of what would happen if Poe were faced with the very murders he wrote about. In the movie, at the end of Poe’s life a serial killer challenges him to solve a series of killings inspired by his own fiction.

Check out the full article by clicking on the above link, and look for more soon.

 Quote the Raven While Tied to a Chair - Poe and Torture Porn?

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  • Gus Bjork

    I don’t like torture porn but I like the idea of this, although there’s a sort of From Hell vibe here.

  • frank_dracman

    Don’t you EVER say Poe and torture porn in the same sentence again or I’ll tie you to a chair and make you watch Twilight, Hanna Montanna and every movie Foy owns for an entire week. That torture enough for ya?

    Why can’t they leave poor Poe alone? The only thing I saw and really liked was The Black Cat.