If you’ve read a few books written by Edgar Allan Poe in your lifetime, The Pale Blue Eye might be just what you want to see, next.
The Pale Blue Eye is currently available on Netflix and tells the story of the controversial detective Augustus Landor, who is called in by the police to help solve some murders.
The Pale Blue Eye, a film you better not miss if you have Poe’s books in your library
Obviously, we’re talking about a murder mystery in sweet, classic Poe style. The even better news is that in The Pale Blue Eye, Edgar Allan Poe is not only the inspiration for the screenplay, but also one of the main characters in the film.
And while we’re on the casting side of things, I can’t help but praise the absolutely sensational acting choices. Poe is played by Harry Melling, who you probably know from Harry Potter already.
The role of Augustus Landor goes to the man who needs no introduction, Christian Bale. As usual, Bale manages to do a terrific job of getting into character.
Also here you’ll be able to play Toby Jones, known for his roles in The Mist, The Hunger Games and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
Last but not least, as the wife of Dr. Daniel Marquis (Toby Jones) you’ll be glad to see none other than Gillian Anderson who, sadly, still seems stuck in the role she played in The Crown, that of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
In conclusion, why would you watch The Pale Blue Eye? Because while we’re not necessarily talking about an Oscar masterpiece, this film has the gift of keeping you embedded in the mystery, rewarding you with an ending you may or may not have anticipated.