John Cusack is one of my favorite actors. He is wonderful in this film. He plays with very subtle nods to Poe’s intelligence and odd demeanor. The story tells of how Poe is contacted by the police to help them solve the case of a serial killer who is klling women based on Poe’s stories. The film attempts to explain the reason why Poe was found sitting on a park bench in someone else’s clothes. There are also stories that he was taken to the hospital and died several days later. He died in 1849, some say of rabies but since an autopsy was not performed his death is still, in my opinion, one of the greatest mysteries of all time.