All across the country, fans of Edgar Allen Poe prepare to hit their local movie theaters to catch the new thriller, The Raven starring John Cusack. The new film sees John Cusack take on the role of the famous writer as he attempts to solve crimes based on his most famous works. With so much controversy and buzz surrounding the film’s premise, we decided to go straight to our resident Edgar Allen Poe expert, Prozak, for a word on the new film.
Earlier this month, Prozak dropped in on the Strange Music Podcast to talk about his new album, Paranormal. During the interview, we asked Prozak to share his thoughts on The Raven and explain what the new film represented to a longtime fan like himself:
“I don’t know what to think about that. I think John Cusack is great and so I don’t want to prejudge this. Needless to say, I could be one of those haters once in a while that if somebody remakes a certain movie that I love from the past, right away I’m like, ‘Aw, they’re going to fuck it up.’ I don’t know too much about it really, I’ve seen trailers for it. I don’t remember what movie I saw last. I’m trying to think of what it was, I was pretty disappointed. It was some kind of like horror movie about these people that are in this beach house or some shit, and then at the end of the movie, I don’t know, she just some crazy rape victim. I don’t know what the fuck it was, it was horrible.
Anyway, I saw the preview for The Raven and I’ve seen some posters and stuff out here on the streets. I’m definitely interested. There’s no way in hell that I won’t go see it because I have to. At the end of the day, I look at it like, for a new generation that might not be too familiar, it’s helping keep Edgar Allen Poe’s word out there and getting more people interested in his works. So, to me that’s a good thing.”
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