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The Raven (2007)

A lavish masquerade party in a creepy mansion takes a terrifying turn when a masked killer crashes the party. As the guests get picked off one by one, old grudges and new suspicions threaten everyone's survival.

Director:

David DeCoteau

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Matthew Jason Walsh (screenplay), Edgar Allan Poe (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andre Velts Andre Velts ... Danny (as André Velts)
Brian Mitchell Brian Mitchell ... Ray
Litha Booi Litha Booi ... Pembroke
André Dellow André Dellow ... The Bitchy Queens
Tristan McConnell Tristan McConnell ... The Bitchy Queens
Colin Sutcliffe Colin Sutcliffe ... Whitmore
Justin Mancer Justin Mancer ... Bicksley
Justin McGibbon Justin McGibbon ... Terrance
Nicholas Wickstrom Nicholas Wickstrom ... Stone
Joy Lucelle De Gee Joy Lucelle De Gee ... Helen
Ivan Botha Ivan Botha ... Greg
Graeme Richards Graeme Richards ... Chandler
Traverse Le Goff ... Drake
Rick Armando Rick Armando ... Roderick
Zipporah Benn Zipporah Benn ... Roderick's Mum
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Roderick throws a masquerade ball inside a creepy mansion with a dark past. An infamous mass-murder happened there fifty years ago to the night, but that's part of the fun for the posh hotties who show up for some boozy partying. The reverie is cut short when a Raven-masked killer crashes the party, intent on repeating the bloody history of the "Ravenwood Massacre" that happened decades ago. As the unknown killer picks the guests off one by one, old grudges resurface among friends, and new suspicions emerge. Written by Here!

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Once upon a midnight dreary.


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"The Raven" was produced on three continents. See more »

Goofs

At one point Roderick's cell phone has a dead battery. Moments later it has power. See more »

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The Narrator: Ah, distinctly I remember, it was in the bleak December. And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor...
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Based on a story by Edgar Allan Poe, David DeCoteau See more »

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Why does David DeCoteau feel like turning all of Edgar Allan Poe's novels into soft-core porn?
27 August 2011 | by AngeeelSee all my reviews

So far I've seen 6 movies directed by David DeCoteau and I'm starting to sense a pattern here... The movies that were loosely based on Edgar Allan Poe's novels are pretty much soft-core porn and two out of three Puppet Master movies are an insult to the franchise. So the pattern here is that David DeCoteau sucks!

His later works, "The Pit and the Pendulum" & "The House of Usher" were soft-core port too, but at least *those* movies had a somewhat good story. Sure, these movies are based on Edgar Allen Poe's novels, so the story was already provided, but "The Raven" has something that the other two movies do not: bad execution! I mean... come on! The acting was weird, the plot holes were many, the story overall was full of clichés and the editing of the so called "sex-scenes" was a joke! Looping footage over and over again to make the scene last longer, doesn't mean it'll make the scene better! And as for the ending... You know... a quote comes to mind: "There's plot convenience, there's Deus Ex Machina, and then there's just pulling stuff right out of your ass!"

"The Pit and the Pendulum" & "The House of Usher" were not good movies! Nowhere, at any point, were they good movies. They too had pretty much the same flaws as "The Raven", but at least they weren't as boring! I have never been so bored watching a movie before! Never!

Final thoughts: If you want the usual soft-core porn that David DeCoteau does so "well", got watch "The Pit and the Pendulum" instead!


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24 August 2007 (USA) See more »

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Johannesburg, South Africa See more »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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