I found out about this one much by accident, after looking for another movie by the same name. But today we’re talking about Poe. Yes, as in Edgar Allen himself. Dianne Wiest plays one of the film’s terror hotties, and the whole thing is about Edgar Allen Poe. It’s a semi-biography, featuring five of the legendary horror writer’s short stories.
I remember how well they did the quasi-biographical version of his life in the Masters of Horror short The Black Cat, so I’ll be honest with you, I’m definitely looking forward to this one. There’s something about horror writer biographies that can be really interesting–just saw a great one not too long ago about H.P. Lovecraft. Bet you didn’t know the guy was a closet racist and raging xenophobe.
Of course, the real fun here is figuring out just what we’ll get to see about Poe’s life that we didn’t know previously. We’ll have a long wait, though–Poe is slated for release in 2011.