Cookies help us deliver our Services. By using our Services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Raven's Hollow - What We Know So Far

Nevermore shall we be bereft of fictional retellings of Edgar Allan Poe's early 20s, as the newest movie to draw inspiration from the famous 19th-century writer is taking a crack at that time period of his life with a thrilling supernatural spin. Per Deadline, the new movie is called "Raven's Hollow." It is written and directed by Christopher Hatton, who has previously directed "Battle of the Damned" and "Robotropolis" (via IMDb).

As a pioneer of both the detective and science fiction genres, Poe is cemented in popular culture through his associations with the sadness, terror, and death that color his writings, from his short story, "The Tell-Tale Heart," to his most famous poem, "The Raven." This isn't the first time his life has inspired a film, either. The 2012 movie "The Raven," starring John Cusack, took the unique approach of fictionalizing Poe's final days as ones occupied with hunting for a serial killer recreating murders from his writing (via IMDb). 

"Raven's Hollow" imagines a strange tale of his days as a cadet at a military school. Here's everything we know about it.

What is the release date of Raven's Hollow?

Currently, there is no set release date for "Raven's Hollow." Deadline includes in their report the upcoming horror movie is set for release in 2022 on the AMC-owned streaming site Shudder. The outlet also notes that production is already underway on the film, but it's unclear how long of a shoot is planned for the project. Per Deadline, filming is "taking place at Cinevilla Studios in Latvia." Barring any delays during filming or post-production, "Raven's Hollow" should stick to its timetable and arrive on Shudder sometime next year.

Shudder's Vice President of Global Acquisitions & Co-Productions, Emily Gotto, says in a statement shared by Deadline, "We're delighted to be working with such a talented creative team to bring Christopher [Hatton]'s unique vision to life. 'Raven's Hollow' is a wonderful example of the storytelling that we continue to seek out within the horror genre, and we're excited to share it with members next year."

Who is in the cast of Raven's Hollow?

William Moseley leads the cast of "Raven's Hollow." Moseley, who's best remembered as Peter Pevensie in "The Chronicles of Narnia" movies and for his starring role as Prince Liam on all four seasons of "The Royals," plays the central role of Edgar Allan Poe. Starring alongside Moseley is Oberon K. A. Adjepong, who did voice acting for "Grand Theft Auto V" and had a small role in "The Many Saints of Newark" (via IMDb), and Callum Woodhouse, who plays Tristan in the 2020 British veterinary drama "All Creatures Great and Small" (via IMDb).

According to Deadline, additional cast members include Melanie Zanetti, who is known for contrasting roles such as voice acting on the cartoon "Bluey" and the Dylan O'Brien-led "Love and Monsters"; Kate Dickie, who plays Lysa Arryn in "Game of Thrones" and The Queen in "The Green Knight"; and David Hayman, who has had roles in movies like "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" and "Sid and Nancy." Few details are out yet about the characters each of these actors are playing.

What is the plot of Raven's Hollow?

"Raven's Hollow" is a supernatural thriller set at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York — the same esteemed institution that a young Edgar Allan Poe attended and then soon got himself expelled from when he was in his early 20s (via The Daily Beast). According to Deadline, "Raven's Hollow" producer Todd Lundbohm describes the movie as "a gothic fictional re-telling of the [Poe] origin story" and said the 1800s sets "look incredible."

Deadline's report notes the "Raven's Hollow" plot follows a young Poe and four other cadets who a "gruesome discovery." The outlet's synopsis continues, detailing, "This encounter will lead them into a forgotten community where they find a township guarding a frightening secret that feeds Poe's wandering and ingenious mind. Believing something sinister is at play, Poe explores the dark, suspicious underbelly of a frightened people reluctant to talk of any atrocity witnessed, in order to reveal the secrets hidden within."

Perhaps the strange truth at the core of the movie is what the filmmakers imagine could have inspired Poe's dark writing. However, audiences will simply have to wait and see when "Raven's Hollow" makes its way to Shudder next year.