Police officer Dirk Hendricks (Bartlett) files an amnesty application for Alex Mpondo (Ejiofor), a member of the South African Parliament who can't remember the torture he once endured as a captive political activist. South African-born attorney Sarah Barcant (Swank), meanwhile, returns to her homeland to represent Mpondo, as well as Steve Sizela, Mpondo's friend who arrested along with him and ... See full summary »
A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle, where something evil lives among the ruins.
The death of a child in mysterious circumstances sparks a series of events that seem to represent biblical plagues, which start occurring in, of all places, a town called "Haven" that is located deep in the bowels of Bible belt country in the bayous of Louisiana. A former Christian missionary turned religious phenomena debunker and her top open minded student turned personnel assistant are sent to investigate. Written by
Filming in Louisiana was interrupted by Hurricane Katrina. See more »
Upon first arriving in Haven, Katherine and Ben drive past a large red brick building and then immediately blow right through a stop sign (which has a police car behind it on the cross street). See more »
Hilary Swank is enough to give you the chills with her amazing acting ability and genuine bond with the characters she plays. Here, Hilary makes what is a flat film, a surprisingly compelling one. without her story the film Would be too typical to bear, and the use of religious mythology would have come too thick and too fast.
So credit for making this outing swankier than your average Omen, but for those looking for the next exorcist you won't find it. Prepare to bring your own paranoia with you for what is quite a cheap thrill, but if you jump on board the narrative and don't let your religious views control your perception you'll stay easily entertained, and assuming one has the lights off the atmosphere will create some scares, guaranteed!
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