It turns out Edgar Allan Poe not only wrote horror stories–he also inspired them.
Raven’s Hollow–a supernatural period horror film based on a real-life event in the life of the famous author–will premiere at UK’s FrightFest Aug. 27 before it hits Shudder Sept. 22. Check out the trailer for the feature–courtesy of Deadline–on this page.
The film–directed by Christopher Hatton from a screenplay he wrote with Chuck Reeves–was inspired by an incident in 1830 when then-West Point cadet Poe and four classmates were on a training exercise in upstate New York “when they came across a man eviscerated on a bizarre wooden rack,” according to the logline.
The man’s dying words “direct them to a remote rural community that holds sinister secrets. Determined to get to the bottom of the murder, Poe embarks on a quest that brings him face-to-face with a terror that will haunt him forever.”
The cast includes William Moseley (Chronicles of Narnia) as Poe, along with Melanie Zanetti (Love and Monsters), Kate Dickie (Game of Thrones), David Hayman (Fisherman’s Friends), Oberon K.A. Adjepong (The Dark Tower) and Callum Woodhouse (All Creatures Great and Small).
Keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on Raven’s Hollow on Shudder.