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  • Complete Monster: Ivan Reynolds is responsible for a string of gruesome murders in 19th century Baltimore, Maryland; these murders are based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe. These murders include breaking all the bones in a woman's body before slitting her throat; strangling said woman's 12-year old daughter to death before stuffing her body into the chimney; having a man bisected by a pendulum; and forcing another man to wear a dress—and possibly raped said man—before entombing him alive within the sewer walls. He also orchestrates the kidnapping of Edgar's Love Interest, Emily, and when the police track him down he kills one of the cops and nearly kills the other. He later introduces himself to Edgar by killing the newspaper editor and forces him to drink poison, promising that he will reveal Emily's location. However, he goes back on his word and leaves both Edgar and Emily to die, successfully killing Edgar.
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  • Genius Bonus: The film ends with a hint that the Poe-obsessed psychopath intends to stalk and murder Jules Verne next. This provides bonus chills for viewers familiar with Verne's life, as he actually was (non-fatally) shot by a madman at one point.
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