Today is the 162nd anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s death. Yes, at 5am, while most of us slept peacefully in bed, the moment crept by when Poe finally said, “Lord, help my poor soul,” and then died.
And as Hollywood would have it, this landmark day now doubles (!) as the premiere of the trailer for James McTeigue’s upcoming film The Raven, starring John Cusack as Poe, or as I’d like to call it, Poe: Really Super Detective Guy, starring John Cusack as Robert Downey Jr as John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe. Enjoy: