It is Christmas 1908 in Messina, one of the richest merchant cities of the Mediterranean. Peter, the 13 year-old son of a rich English family is notorious for his cruelty to children, animals and servants. One night he is ambushed and wakes up in a coffin underground in the city's Gothic cemetery, buried in retaliation for his callousness by a servant boy from his mother's estate. When a powerful earthquake razes Messina to the ground, Peter is trapped and his whereabouts are forgotten. Until a century later an English archaeologist and his daughter arrive in the city.Written by
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At about the 11 minute mark the father finds a book under his daughters (liz's) bed called Le Livre Des Espirits or "The Book of Spirits" and although this is a real book by Allan Kardec, the contents have been modified for the film. The first page seen shows a ghastly image of a figure in white with a large open mouth. This image is actually from the 1989 film "Begotten". See more »
Might get a better review if the entire film wasn't so dimly lit
There's a lot of potential here with this movie it's got sort of a unique take on the bad child theme it's a combination of the exorcist the omen and a couple other films that deal with similar but it's quite hard to tell what the heck is going on since everything is so dark there are times when there's action happening on the screen and the screen appears to be completely black if this was intentional it was a poor choice it's just so darn I see anything that it's hard to get too involved in it
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