John Cusack's anticipated thriller "The Raven" has unleashed another creepy snippet. Being titled "Dear God", the sneak peek highlights a goosebumping scene where a group of cops break into a mansion after hearing a woman's continuous scream. When they enter a room where the voice comes from, the group are left shocked as they discover a blood-soaked hand hanging on the chimney.
Cusack plays notable author Edgar Allan Poe in "The Raven". Along with his partner Emmet Field (Luke Evans), Poe is engaged in a deadly cat-and-mouse game with a sadistic serial killer. Their journey starts when a mother and daughter are found brutally slaughtered in 19th century Baltimore. Fields discovers that the crime resembles a fictional murder described in gory details in the local newspaper-part of a collection of stories written by Poe.
Realizing a serial killer is on the loose using Poe's writings as the backdrop for his bloody rampage, Fields enlists the author's help in stopping the attacks. However, when it appears someone close to Poe may become the killer's next victim, the stakes become even higher and the inventor of the detective story calls on his own powers of deduction to try to solve the case before it's too late.
The intense thriller is directed by James McTeigue with Ben Livingston and Hannah Shakespeare penning the screenplay. Also supporting the Gothic movie are Alice Eve, Brendan Gleeson, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Brendan Coyle, Kevin McNally, Pam Ferris and Dave Legeno.
Relativity Media has scheduled an April 27 U.S. release for "The Raven".