Movie Review: The Crow

By Stanley Gray / August 20, 2018

In a fit of nostalgia, I recently watched The Crow. In this cult classic, a rock star is awakened from the dead to avenge his own death. Eric Draven, the protagonist in this movie, is also fueled by the rape of his former fiancée.

The Crow Is Born

Lee died while filming The Crow.

The Crow, starring Brandon Lee

One fateful October Detroit night saw the devil playing his dangerous games. Eric was mortally wounded, stabbed and left in an ignominious pile in the street, while his fiancée was left in a gruesome mess of blood and gore after being brutally raped. A detective arrives at the scene, shaken by the sheer evil confronting him.

When a crow lands on his grave, Eric is miraculously given the ability to crawl from the grave. He is also afforded the magical gift of regeneration; his wounds heal almost immediately. Armed with his memories and shielded by magic and his rage, Eric begins his quest to find, and punish, those responsible for the tragedy that had befallen his fiancée and him.

The group responsible was a local band of brigands, young thugs with an earned reputation for danger. Eric disguises himself and uses his magical crow ally as he navigates the cruel Detroit underworld, trying to find Tin Tin and his gang.

Tragic Ending For Actor

The movie is as good as it was in the 1990’s. It’s worth a watch. It might be worth noting that the lead actor, Brandon Lee, died on the set of the film during production.

About the author

Stanley Gray

Stanley Gray is an award-winning writer living in the Pacific Northwest. His bestselling works include Traits of Darkness, book one in the Gems of Paradise series. Beyond writing and exploring the contours of urban fantasy, Stanley loves reading, spending time with his family, and his pets. You can connect with him via Facebook, Twitter, Amazon.