A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl's father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan,
A bloody comedy about a group of strangers who spend a weekend locked up in one of their houses. Twenty-four people get in touch on the internet and arrange to spend a very different sort ... See full synopsis »
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 personal assistant are sent to investigate.Written by
While Katherine and Ben are at Doug's house the first night for dinner, Katherine drinks "Purple Haze" beer. See more »
Katherine refers to the country of Sudan as "The Sudan." Since she is a missionary and a professor at a major university, it is unlikely that she would make that mistake. See more »
[after Katherine wakes up]
Morning. Sleep at all last night?
Yeah. Where are we?
Far enough that all I'm getting is this guy.
[tunes the radio and a song plays that's apparently supposed to be crummy]
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The opening logos are unique and blend into one another: a red Warner Bros. logo crumbles into dust to reveal a pink-tinted Village Roadshow Pictures logo, which in turn is obscured by clouds that part to reveal the Dark Castle Entertainment logo. See more »
but fails in the end. The plot for this film sounded good to me. A debunker of miracles, Katherine, investigates a small town that appears to be experiencing the 10 plagues of the Pharohs. I thought the movie was very good at the beginning. The mysterious bloody river and the death of a young boy right before it turned red. And the townsfolk seem to be saying a young girl, Loren, is the one causing the plagues. Katherine with the help of her colleague, Ben, and local Doug collects samples from the river and dying livestock. When the results come back that it's real human blood, I thought wow, this is getting good. But at the point when some of the locals go out to hunt down Loren and the attack of the locust, the movie gets silly. The once good plot just goes stereotypical Hollywood with the twist at the end and whom is really the bad guy. And how does Katherine know they are all first born. The plot holes begin to creep in.
It's like the writer knew this was a good idea for a story, but didn't know how to finish it so just put in a lot of explosions and a very silly conclusion.
FINAL VERDICT: If you like horror films, you may to check this out but expect to be disappointed.
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