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WIN ‘The Raven’ Poster Signed By Stars John Cusack & Alice Eve!

How’s this for a quick little giveaway, courtesy of Relativity Pictures’ The Raven, in theaters this Friday, April 27?!

(1) Lucky Bloody Disgusting reader will win an official poster signed by stars John Cusack and Alice Eve, along with (1) copy of “The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe”.

Entering is extremely easy: below tell us you’re favorite Edgar Allan Poe poem and John Cusack film, and why. Winner will be contacted this coming weekend. Winner must live in the U.S. and no P.O. boxes are accepted.

From V for Vendetta director James McTeigue , “The macabre and lurid tales of Edgar Allan Poe are vividly brought to life – and death – in this stylish, gothic thriller starring John Cusack as the infamous author. When a madman begins committing horrific murders inspired by Poe’s darkest works, a young Baltimore detective (Luke Evans) joins forces with Poe in a quest to get inside the killer’s mind in order to stop him from making every one of Poe’s brutal stories a blood chilling reality. A deadly game of cat and mouse ensues, which escalates when Poe’s love (Alice Eve) becomes the next target.

The Raven also stars Brendan Gleeson and Oliver Jackson-Cohen.



  • Travis Kolpack

    Poem: Spirit of the Dead … Cusack Movie: 1408

  • Chariot

    My favorite Cusack Movie is: Say Anything. I’m very attached to all the characters in that movie, especially Lloyd who is just so sweet and lovable. My favorite poem is: (of course) The Raven. I surprised by how much crap I have been given because I love that poem so much. I suppose it’s a poem that people love to hate. Needless to say, it’s been tacked up on my wall since I was 14, so I still read it everyday and find something new to love about it. The first thing though that made me love The Raven was the rhythm. So haunting, so even when I read it out loud it gave me goosebumps.

  • Jeffrey Peterson

    Favorite Poe: “The Raven,” naturally. It’s one of the classics. Favorite John Cusack movie: “Grosse Pointe Blank.” The pairing of John Cusack and Dan Aykroyd as competing hit men is perfect. And I’m a sucker for Minnie Driver….

  • zombie81

    My favorite work by Poe (although not a poem)is Hopfrog because its a cool tale of revenge centered around a disfigured court jester. My favorite Cusack movie is 1408 because it is an effective horror movie that is not only scary in imagery, but psychologically.

  • A-Devils-Reject

    My favorite poem is Annabel Lee. My favorite Cusack film is Identity. I remember seeing it when I was a kid and being blown away by it.

  • djhalf

    Poe: Cask of Amontillado. Why? Being buried alive would be horrible, especially after the buzz wears off from the booze that Montresor used to lure him down there. John Cusack: Serendipity. Seriously. I have a soft spot for horror movies and romantic comedies.

  • Nick

    My favorite Edgar Allan Poe poem is Dreams because it raises an interesting idea that if our dreams are better than the waking world then our dreams are in fact a curse. My favorite John Cusack movie is Hot Tub Time Machine because it was surprisingly hilarious.

  • Daddy-the-Baddy

    Favorite poem : cask of Amontillado, becauseI can actually picture people killed or disposed of that way. Movie Identity. Remember not really wanting to see this, but was very glad I did.

  • biodigitaljazz

    Edgar Allan Poe – Ulalume. why: October is my favorite month and fall is my favorite time of year. The poem evokes beautiful imagery of the season and the time around Halloween. Also, of course, Poe’s choice of words is fantastic.
    John Cusack – Serendipity. why: What can I say, I have a soft spot for certain romantic comedies. This movie also features one of my favorite actresses, Kate Beckinsale. Kate and John’s characters have a wonderful rapport together.

  • babagloom

    My favorite Poe poem is Annabel Lee. I think that Poe exists in that poem more than any of his others. If I ever have a daughter, I’d want to call her Annabel Lee.

    My favorite Cusack movie is The Grifters. I like how dark it is; probably Cusack’s most twisted role. Angelica Houston is awesome in it also.

  • thebogeymaniscoming

    The Haunted Palace is my favorite of his poems. It’s just the shit, I’m not going to sit here and analyze the life out of it like other “literary scholars”. It’s about a high and mighty all powerful king afraid of sinister forces inside of his palace… Can’t get much better than that!

    My favorite Cusack movie is 2012. A lot of people didn’t like it. If you don’t agree with my choice, ehh. Bite me.

  • jean_bateman

    Poem: Annabel Lee; this was hard to decide. I love Poe. However, I think this poem is so profound and really speaks volumes as to his specific love for hi wife and all other kinds of love. It’s been a favorite since I was very young.

    Movie: Say Anything. Here I go again with the emotional shit. And I call myself a horror fan. No one can deny the power of the boom box. No one.

  • canneryrowdoc

    Favorite Poe is “the telltale heart” because it builds such great suspense before unleashing its catharsis. My favorite Cusack movie is the under appreciated “Grosse Point Blank”, because his home is turned into a 7-11 which he has a shootout in. Popcorn!

  • Slasher_Lover23

    My favorite Poe story is “The Tell-Tale Heart” because while reading it you really get into the narrator’s mind. Yes, it’s because he’s telling the story but you really understand the paranoia he’s going through and really see how he’s gradually growing insane with all the guilt of murdering the old man. A real heart pounder.

    My favorite John Cusack film is Identity. I loved the setting of it, the typically dark stormy night at a creepy hotel and a killer on the loose. As the body count rises, you’re trying to piece together what is going on and just who the killer is. When we reach the ending find out the truth it leaves you shocked. But it also leaves you thinking, why didn’t I see that before?! The whole cast did a great job and James Mangold is an excellent director.

  • CaptainCoffee

    Poe: Dream Within a Dream. Beautiful imagery! Cusack: Identity. Even though it was predictable, it was one hell of a film!

  • Yolanda Flores

    Favorite Poe poem, The Raven (looking forward to seeing the movie this week); favorite John Cusack movie, “Hot Tub Time Machine” — its hilarious and it makes me happy to remind me of my era (80s), keeps me smiling!

  • MadJester

    Telltale Heart and Con Air

  • Mack Blankenship

    Annabelle Lee is really friggin’ creepy considering its about his cousin. Grosse Pointe Blank was madcap funny.

  • tszillav1.5

    I’ve loved Poe’s The Raven since I first read it in Junior High School. My favorite John Cusack movie is High Fidelity.Having worked in a record store many years ago EVERYTHING in that movie- and the book it’s based on- rings true.

  • Caleb McCandless

    I haven’t read a ton of Poe, but I always thought The Lake was good and creepy. I love Cusack in a ton of stuff, but my personal favorite might be Grosse Pointe Blank. Love all the 80s references!

  • Isaac Urquiza

    Favorite Edgar Allan Poe poem is The Raven because The Simpsons parody it in Treehouse of horrors.Favorite John Cusack movie is High Fidelity because they show alot of Chicago.They even showed the Music Box Theater.

  • The-Lord-of-Salem

    This is really tough trying to attempt to narrow your favorite poem by Poe down to only one. Considering that I was introduced to the man and his work at a really young age (probably younger than most), I have been reading Poe all of my life.

    But if I must pick one and only one, I would have to say that the one that sticks out for me more so than the rest is: A Dream Within A Dream. By him grasping the sands of the beach, and not being able to firmly maintain that grasp as the sands begin to slowly slip through his fingers, that speaks wonders about our everyday reality. To me it says that no matter how hard you try to get a grasp on reality or the world around you, it’s just virtually impossible. The texture of reality is so delicate and so fine, that right until the point of when you think that you just might have grasp on what you think you understand, it can quickly change, and slip right through the cracks.

    As for my favorite John Cusack film, despite that I honestly believe that The Raven will seriously become my favorite of his, but if we are strictly basing judgement purely off of past works, I would have to say that my favorite of his is 1408 solely based upon the cerebral nature of the film alone. I love how this movie really plays off of your psyche and really gets under your skin and really messes with you to the point that you are debating with yourself: Are the events playing out before me really happening or are they just a figment of the character’s mind?

  • sinfulj5477

    The Raven is my favorite poem. Identity is my favorite film.

    Yesterday upon the stair
    I met a man who wasn’t there
    He wasn’t there again today
    Oh, how I wish he’d go away
    When I came home last night at three
    The man was waiting there for me
    But when I looked around the hall
    I couldn’t see him there at all!
    Go away, go away, don’t you come back any more!
    Go away, go away, and please don’t slam the door
    Last night I saw upon the stair
    A little man who wasn’t there
    He wasn’t there again today
    Oh, how I wish he’d go away

  • J-SiN

    Favorite poem is The Raven, I prefer his stories over poems tho. Cusack movie has to be One Crazy Summer. Bobcat in a Godzilla costume wrecking the Beckersted Estates model, great 80’s stuff.

  • Rosky71

    My Favorite writer is Poe so its hard to narrow it down to one but one that really stood out to me as a kid was The Tell Tale Heart, and my favorite Cusack movie would have to be 1408

  • hrvstrsrrw

    My favorite poem is Annabel Lee because it balances light and dark so freaking well. Fav movie is High Fidelity. It’s so funny and it just happened to come along at the perfect time in my life.

  • MadJester

    Sorry I forgot to say why on each. Telltale Heart – Because its just a great story that preys on the guilt of everyone. ANd Con Air just because its a kickass movie and Cusack is hilarious in it.

  • Davin

    Cusack – 1408, favorite Poe is Narrative of A. Gordon Pym

  • Eville

    There are so many poems and short stories to chose from that are my favorite. But I must narrow it down to only one. I’m going to have to go with Lenore. Its a hauntingly beautiful poem of the death of a young woman and the idea that a person shouldn’t mourn death but celebrate it for the idea that maybe one day they will meet up again in the afterlife. This had also been written at the time when Poe was dealing with the emotional turmoil that his wife was sick with consumption. And on top of that its a lovely name to say and you see the name again in The Raven.

    Eh another hard one to actually chose from. I wanna say 1408 but I also want to say Max. Both were great movies that I love. I’m gona have to go with Max. As much as I love 1408, Max takes the win on this one just because it gives up insight on the art dealer that dealt with Hitler after they both came back from war and what ends up leading up to Hitler joining the German Work Party that he would later change to the Nazi party. And the ending in itself is tragic and heartless.

  • Epic_Daydream360

    Tell Tale Heart by Poe because it symbolizes human emotion and the raw power of guilt. My favorite film with Cusack is Con-Air because this film jump started his career and showed us what he’s capable of acting wise.

  • davidbleezy

    The Masque of the Red Death and Better Off Dead. The Masque of the Red Death because its scares me and Better Off Dead because its hilarious.

  • Undead-Bettie

    I don’t know if it’s too late. but …..
    The Fall of the House of Usher
    The Sure Thing is by far my favorite Cusack movie

  • jordan

    POEM-An audience of weeping angels watches a play performed by “mimes, in the form of God on high”, and controlled by vast formless shapes looming behind the scenes. The mimes chase a “Phantom” which they can never capture, running around in circles. Finally, a monstrous “crawling shape” emerges, and eats the mimes. The final curtain comes down, “a funeral pall,” signaling an end to the “tragedy, ‘Man'” whose only hero is “The Conqueror Worm”.

    Cusack film- id say identity!!! was awesome! one of my favs!!

  • chade

    The tell tale heart. Man drives himself crazy and turns himself in for murder. Awesome. High Fidelity. The whole movie has awesome music, love the monologs, and Cusack is probably my favorite actor.

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