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The Atoning (2017)

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While they are haunted by ghostly apparitions, two parents try to protect their young son from a dark secret that could destroy their family.

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Michael Williams
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Virginia Newcomb ... Vera
Cannon Bosarge ... Sam
Michael LaCour ... Ray
Dorothy Weems ... Charon Lilith / Additional Demon Vocals (voice)
Sherri Eakin ... Sara
Alex Zuko ... John
Ashlyn Jade Lopez ... Julie
Jessy Hughes Jessy Hughes ... Vanessa
Bryan Benfield ... Momus
Kyle Wigginton Kyle Wigginton ... Zepar
Nikki Caruso Nikki Caruso ... Asmodeus
Cody Moore Cody Moore ... Featured Demon Hand Double / Additional Demon Vocals (voice)
Chris Bosarge ... Uncle Danny
Todd Barnett ... Cody
Stella Allen ... Abby
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Vera, Ray, and Sam, a seemingly normal family, are haunted by more than mere ghosts. The lingering horror of their past threatens their ability to function as a loving family until they become enlightened by a mystical encounter. From that moment on, they're thrust into a horror worse than anything they've ever experienced. Personal demons manifest and tear the family apart from the inside out as they come to terms with their past. Written by Michael Williams

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Delitos ocultos See more »

Filming Locations:

West Point, Mississippi, USA

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1.78 : 1
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So boring it became a drag to sit and watch...
25 November 2018 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

When I stumbled upon "The Atoning", I must admit that I was immediately lured by the cover. I didn't even read the synopsis for the movie, the front of the cover was all that was needed to have me interested.

So I knew that I was getting myself into a horror movie. I just didn't know what kind of horror movie.

"The Atoning" turned out to be an unfathomably slow paced horror movie that borrowed heavily on elements from "The Others", but it just failed to be as interesting or groundbreaking as "The Others" was back in the day. There was so little happening throughout the course of "The Atoning" that it was getting progressively more and more difficult to keep interested in watching it.

It should be said that while the storyline and script was atrocious, then the acting performances were actually quite good. Just a shame that they had so little to work with. Virginia Newcomb, playing Vera, was the one whom carried the movie for the most parts.

The movie wasn't even halfheartedly scary. And when the people covered in black paint showed up, I was about ready to just turn off the movie and find something else to watch. But I endured and stuck with "The Atoning" to the end. Some of us suffered through this, so you don't have to.

If you enjoy horror movies then I suggest you find something else to watch, because "The Atoning" is just not worth the time or effort. Maybe if something more interested happened throughout the course of the storyline, yeah... But it didn't, so don't bother.


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