Fans of Edgar Allan Poe will recognize the title of this mystery-horror film from “The Tell Tale Heart,” in which the homicidal narrator explains his insane reason for killing an old man: “One of his eyes resembled that of a vulture–a pale blue eye, with a film over it.” Not coincidentally, Poe appears as a character in the film.
Official Description: West Point, 1830. A world-weary detective is hired to discreetly investigate the gruesome murder of a cadet. Stymied by the cadets’ code of silence, he enlists one of their own to help unravel the case — a young man the world would come to know as Edgar Allan Poe.
On December 23, Netflix releases The Pale Blue Eye in limited theatrical engagements at the Landmark Westwood Theatre and the Bay Theatre before moving the film to its streaming service on January 6.