A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed "demons."



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FBI agent Wesley Doyle is startled by the spontaneous declaration of youngster Fenton Meiks about how his father's delusions to have a divine mission as avenging angel 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 gruesomely. Written by KGF Vissers

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

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Release Date:

12 April 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dämonisch  »

Box Office


$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,208,655 (USA) (12 April 2002)


$13,103,828 (USA) (7 June 2002)

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Did You Know?


Osama bin Laden appears in the lower-right-hand corner of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List featured toward the end of the movie (at around 1h 30 mins). See more »


The timing of light flooding the bedroom is a little bit off at 17:46 when Dad opens the curtains in the boys' room because it was shot on a stage. In the director commentary, Bill Paxton adds "It doesn't bother me, stuff like that." See more »


Young Adam: Let's go see 'Meatballs'.
Young Fenton: Nah. I'm gonna go see 'The Warriors'.
Young Adam: But, uh, that's rated 'R'!
Young Fenton: We'll sneak in. Or you don't have to come.
Young Adam: Aw, come on, Fenton. You know I don't like to see movies by myself. Please?
Young Fenton: Good night, Adam.
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Crazy Credits

Directors Sam Raimi, Ivan Reitman and James Cameron, among others, are thanked at the end of the credits. See more »


References The Warriors (1979) 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
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This is a must see! A haunting and thought provoking tale - with some excellent acting thrown in the mix!
14 December 2004 | by (Pittsburgh, Pa) – See all my reviews

I had to see this gem twice to really appreciate all of it. When a widowed father of two interrupts his two sons' sleep with a shocking revelation, they are torn between believing him and not. As the horrifying events of this tale unfold, we learn a lot about the father, about his two sons, and about their destinies. With shocking twist after shocking twist, this film never allows for a lull in the plot. Bill Paxton plays the father, but the most notable performances are that of his older son, Fenton, played by Matthew O'Leary and his younger son, Adam, played by Jeremy Sumpter. This is one of the best thrillers that I have seen in a while, and you will want to watch this a few times to appreciate every intricate aspect of the plot. I give this film a 9/10.

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one scene Fenton kills himself but at the end adam kills Fenton.... huh? samccork
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