Lost Souls (2000)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror, Thriller  |  13 October 2000 (USA)
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A small group of Catholics led by an ailing priest believe that Satan intends to become man, just as God did in the person of Jesus. The writings of a possessed mental patient lead them to ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Van Owen
Father James
Father Lareaux
John Townsend
Brian Reddy ...
Father Frank Page
Det. Mike Smythe
Henry Birdson
Paul Kleiman ...
Mental Patient (as Robert Clenendin)
Oliver Clark ...
Mr. Silberman
George Viznik
Michael Kim 'Robert'


A small group of Catholics led by an ailing priest believe that Satan intends to become man, just as God did in the person of Jesus. The writings of a possessed mental patient lead them to Peter Kelson, a writer who studies serial killers. They think it's his body Satan will occupy. The youngest in the group, a teacher named Maya Larkin, goes to Peter to investigate further and to convince him to believe in the possibility of Evil incarnate. Other signs come to him as he and Maya them take a journey full of strange occurrences, self-discovery, and an ultimate showdown. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Now Evil Will Become You. See more »


Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for violence/terror and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 October 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Almas perdidas  »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,954,766 (USA) (13 October 2000)


ESP 583,101,500 (Spain) (29 June 2001)

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One of the four films that received an "F" CinemaScore from audiences upon their release in 2000, along with Eye of the Beholder (1999), Dr. T and the Women (2000) and Lucky Numbers (2000). See more »


When Maya and Peter meet for the first time, the word processor screen on his laptop repeatedly changes. The screen alternates between a whole-page layout and split-page depending on the shot. See more »


John Townsend: God will forgive me. The transformation is near.
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Crazy Credits

The initial credits appear as numbers morphing into letters plus a reversed shadow. See more »


Referenced in The Zack Files: Photo Double (2001) See more »


Written by Ian Ball, 'Paul Blackburn', Thomas Gray, Benjamin Jo Ottewell,
Oliver James Peacock
Performed by Gomez
Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.
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How Can You Go From "Little Women" and "Washington Square" to This?
24 July 2011 | by (Orlando, United States) – See all my reviews

Winona had just had a big hit with "Girl Interrupted," and Ben Chaplin was impressive doing Montgomery Cliff's "The Heiress" part in "Washington Square." So what possessed them to do a cheesy "Exorcist" meets "the Omen" and "Rosemary's Baby" formula movie? In any case, the movie has a good opening twenty minutes and promises real scary stuff to come. You don't know anything about the characters or what's going on and that makes it a little frustrating, but you can forgive the movie for that. Unfortunately, the movie becomes less scary the more the silly plot and characters gets revealed. Probably the silliest moment comes when Winona tells Ben that he fits the profile for the "antichrist" because he's never been baptized. It is hard to see how Winona Horowitz could say such a thing with a straight face.

Apparently the first time director is a great cinematographer. That is usually not such a good thing. Yes, Stanley Kubrick did make the transition, but most cinematographers are too concerned with the lighting and have no idea how to direct actors. That turns out to be the case here, where everybody is just doing monotone line readings.

I confess my love for Winona, but even her presence only makes the film barely watchable and not quite enjoyable or fun.

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