Using Faith To Fight Demonic Evil
Release Date: April 05, 2013
Audience: Older teenagers and adults
Runtime: 112 minutes
Distributor: The Weinstein Company
Writer: Michael Cooney
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Julianne Moore plays psychologist Cara Harding, whose husband was murdered recently and left her to raise their daughter, Sammy (Brooklyn Proulx), alone. Cara specializes in determining whether accused criminals are insane or faking insanity. Her father (Jeffrey DeMunn) asks her to check out David (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), a man who seems to be schizophrenic.
Cara soon discerns David’s possessed by a host of demons. She also finds he has several personalities, each of which comes from a soul the demons have sucked out of a person. As David begins to threaten Cara and her daughter, Cara must rely on her Christian faith to give her the courage to take him down once and for all.
6 SOULS is extremely well acted by Julianne Moore and Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the protagonist and antagonist. Their confrontations are riveting both for the quality of their performances and the high-tension script by Michael Cooney. The movie uses some restraint in its use of violence and especially foul language, but still delivers plenty of very scary chills. It provides a more intelligent tale than the genre usually offers. Most impressive of all is the unshakable Christian faith and reliance on prayer that Cara uses throughout her travails, even as her own father and daughter express doubts about their faith. In the end, her strength through faith prevails over demonic evil, though the movie leaves things open for a possible sequel.
All that said, 6 SOULS is still intensely scary viewing, with some bloody violence, so extreme caution is required.
6 SOULS is extremely well acted for a horror movie. It also provides a more intelligent tale than the genre usually offers. Even more impressive is the unshakable Christian faith and reliance on prayer that the heroine uses throughout her trials. That said, there is some mostly light foul language and many scary scenes, including brief graphic violence. So, extreme caution is required for 6 SOULS, especially for younger viewers.