FBI agent Wesley Doyle is startled by the declaration of youngster Fenton Meiks about how his father's delusions required him and his brother, Adam to become his 'demon-slaying' murder accomplices. But when Doyle accepts to be shown concealed victim graves, the plot twists in the present just as gruesome.Written by
The dad's yelling for the boys to wake up and come downstairs "reminded Paxton of Weird Science (1985) before I'd come downstairs and I'm going 'toast!' and 'juice!'" See more »
At around 1 hr 31 mins when viewing the FBI surveillance tape, the text reads PAL. PAL stands for Phase Alternating Line but it is not the video system used in North America. North American countries use NTSC. See more »
A Real Country Song
Performed by Dale Watson
Written by Dale Watson
Courtesy of Hightone Records
Published by Bug Music o/b/o Watson Texas Music (BMI), and Songs of Windswept Pacific
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group See more »
Good start, great middle, laughable ending
I was completely taken with this movie. I loved the whole good-and-evil thing, the feeling of powerlessness in childhood, the dark places, the doom.
Paxton's performance is terrific, but his direction takes "Hitchcockian" too far. "Inspired by" is one thing. "Shameful ripoff" is another. And then, suddenly, the last 10 minutes of this terrifying tale of delusion and isolation turns into "The X-Files." Disappointing.
But it's still worth seeing, if you can handle the gloom.
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