Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style.

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Det. John Hobbes is convinced that when killer Edgar Reese is executed, all of his troubles are over. But when people he knows and people on the street start to sing the same tune that Reese sang in the gas chamber, and those same people taunt him, he is told that maybe the cursed fallen angel Azazel is behind it all. Azazel is cursed to roam the Earth without a form, and he can switch bodies by any contact, making him hard to track. When Hobbes is forced to kill a man possessed by Azazel, he must clear his name while protecting his family and others from the evil, vengeful Azazel. Written by Ben Borg <benborg@mediaone.net>

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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$10,401,566 (USA) (16 January 1998)

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$25,188,006 (USA) (20 March 1998)
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The trailer shows someone possessed by Azazel chasing Gretta Milano (Embeth Davidtz) into a department store through a revolving door. This scene is not in the final film. On the DVD commentary track, director Gregory Hoblit, writer Nicholas Kazan and producer Charles Roven explain that the reason this scene was removed was because the possessed person was trying to stab Gretta, and they realized that having Azazel try to kill her didn't make much sense, and it would be far better to have him try to possess her instead. As such, the scene with Graham Beckel was shot as a replacement. See more »

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When Hobbes returns to the wood cabin towards the end of the film, he enters and stands looking around for a moment, with a window to his left. A definite human shadow can be seen walking past the window, despite Hobbes supposed to being alone. See more »

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Azazel: I wanna tell you about the time I almost died...
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Better than you would expect
15 August 2003 | by (Greenville, NY) – See all my reviews

This was actually a pretty clever supernatural thriller. When released it failed at the box office, but has deveolped a following since. It's quite fascinating, hardly ever boring, has a nice cast, and is pretty creepy. It probubly failed due to poor marketing, because if a piece of crapp like "Hollow Man"(2000) can be a hit, this film should definately have been a hit. If you like supernatural thrillers, this will be right up your alley. *** out of ****.


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