The Murders in the Rue Morgue

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"How can you stop what you don't understand?"
  • PG
  • 1986
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 5.7  (1,292)

The Murders in the Rue Morgue is a 1986 horror movie starring George C. Scott, Rebecca De Mornay, and Ian McShane. Set in 19th century Paris, the movie is based on Edgar Allan Poe's short story of the same name. The story follows C. Auguste Dupin (George C. Scott), a brilliant detective in Paris who is called upon to solve a series of brutal murders. The victims are all young women who have been found dead in the streets, their bodies mutilated in gruesome ways. Dupin teams up with his friend and physician, Dr. Pauline Dubourg (Rebecca De Mornay), to investigate the murders and catch the killer.

As they delve deeper into the case, Dupin and Dubourg discover that the killer is not human, but rather an orangutan that has been trained to kill by its cruel master, a circus performer named Erik (Ian McShane). Erik is obsessed with a beautiful young woman named Camille (Valerie Bagnou-Beido), and he uses the orangutan to eliminate any rivals for her affection.

Dupin and Dubourg race against time to catch the killer before more women are murdered. They must outsmart Erik and his deadly pet in a thrilling climax that takes place in the infamous Rue Morgue.

The Murders in the Rue Morgue is a dark and atmospheric movie that captures the essence of Poe's classic horror tale. George C. Scott delivers a powerful performance as the brilliant but troubled detective, while Rebecca De Mornay shines as his loyal and intelligent sidekick.

Ian McShane is the perfect villain, with his cold and calculating demeanor, and the orangutan adds a chilling element to the story. The movie is also visually stunning, with its beautiful sets and costumes, and the eerie streets of 19th century Paris.

Overall, The Murders in the Rue Morgue is a must-see for horror fans and lovers of classic literature. It is a gripping and suspenseful movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

The Murders in the Rue Morgue is a 1986 crime movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7.

The Murders in the Rue Morgue
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    5.7  (1,292)