There’s no question. We all love, appreciate, and revel in the incredibly dark body of work presented to the masses by one of the most macabre and important writers of our times, Edgar Allan Poe. But — have you ever wondered just what would have happened if his bloodline continued?
That’s exactly the subject we will be examining with Francis Xavier’s latest horror film, Poe, which starts shooting in Los Angeles this January. Check out the early artwork and details below courtesy of the official Poe website.
“The film follows formerly acquitted and rehabilitated criminal Dr. Andrew Casey (David Fine), who relocates to Los Angeles under the alias Jack Conway, aka ‘The Chef’. Conway and his butler, Mr. Peeples (Tony Todd), establish a respected soup kitchen/charity, ‘The Help Feeding Foundation’, which lures the likes of actresses and models under false pretense.
The women are in fact obtained to satisfy Casey’s culinary tastes. Conway handpicks respected writer Jonathan Poe (Stelio Savante), descendant of famed writer Edgar Allan Poe, to immortalize him in the form of an autobiography. Poe is intrigued by Conway and his lucrative offer and agrees to the assignment. Once at the house, Poe is forced to witness all manner of horrors without the ability to either escape or help the women who have been captured.
Resigned to his fate, Poe takes up the task at hand and begins recording the autobiography of Casey and his cannibalistic spree.”
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