SOUL SURVIVORS

Hellish Visions

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Release Date: September 07, 2001

Starring: Melissa Sagemiller, Casey
Affleck, Wes Bentley, Eliza
Dushku, Angela Featherstone, &
Luke Wilson

Genre: Horror, Supernatural

Audience: Teenagers & adults

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 85 minutes

Distributor: Artisan Entertainment

Director: Stephen Carpenter

Executive Producer: Jonathan Shestack & Michele
Weisler

Producer: Stokely Chaffin & Neal H.
Moritz

Writer: Stephen Carpenter

Address Comments To:

Mark Curcio, Chairman/CEO
Artisan Entertainment
2700 Colorado Avenue, 2nd Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 449-9200
Fax: (310) 255-3920
Webpage: www.artisanent.com

Content:

(CC, OO, Ho, Ab, LL, VV, S, N, AA, DD, M) Christian worldview about heroine fighting off demonic, occult & even androgynous/homosexual forces; anti-Christian content turns out to be an attack by demonic forces which are overcome in the end; 12 obscenities & 7 profanities; scary, violent images such as stabbings, car wreck scenes, bloody corpses & being chased by menacing people; implied fornication & woman discovers two other women making out in library; partial nudity; underage drinking & drunkenness at wild parties; smoking & implied drug abuse; and, menacing characters, rudeness, nastiness, & priest gropes young woman but this turns out to be a demonic fantasy.

Summary:

In SOUL SURVIVORS, a college freshman survives a traffic accident that apparently killed her boyfriend and she begins to question her sanity after experiencing odd visions and menacing situations. SOUL SURVIVORS provides a Christian answer to what’s troubling this young lady, but the movie contains some foul language, violence, scary moments, underage drinking, and sexual situations.

Review:

SOUL SURVIVORS is an experiment in terror cinema with a unique twist. Christian viewers will be pleasantly surprised by how the story in this movie develops, though there are other aspects to SOUL SURVIVORS that are not so pleasing.

The story opens with a young woman, Cassie, going off to college a thousand miles away from her boyfriend, Sean. She and Sean are still friends with her ex-boyfriend, Matt, however, who’s now going out with their Goth friend Annabel. On a trip to a nasty, somewhat demonic rave party in an abandoned church, Matt comes between Cassie and Sean. Emotionally upset, Cassie is unable to avoid crashing into a stalled car, resulting in a terrible traffic accident. Sean apparently doesn’t survive.

At college several weeks later, Cassie tries to cope with her loss. She begins to have odd visions and losses of memory, including flashbacks to the party and the hospital after her accident. Cassie confides in a compassionate priest. Meanwhile, a masked man and a creepy accomplice seem to be after her. Cassie begins to question her sanity, as well as the intentions of Matt and Annabel, who are also acting peculiarly.

SOUL SURVIVORS keeps the viewer guessing about the mystery behind Cassie’s visions and the people chasing her. Without giving away the twist at the end, the movie provides a Christian answer to what’s happening to Cassie and her friends. The ending was quite moving, in fact, because of this development.

Even so, however, SOUL SURVIVORS fails to put enough pizzazz in the rest of its story, although Melissa Sagemiller does a good job playing the distraught Cassie. Thus, the threats to Cassie are a little bit too ambiguous. SOUL SURVIVORS also contains some foul language, violence, frightening moments, underage drinking, and sexual situations. It warrants extreme caution, therefore.

In Brief:

SOUL SURVIVORS is an experiment in terror cinema with a unique twist. Melissa Sagemiller plays Cassie, a college freshman who survives a traffic accident that apparently killed her boyfriend. At college several weeks later, Cassie tries to cope with her loss. She begins to have odd visions and losses of memory, including flashbacks to a rave party and the hospital after her accident. Cassie confides in a compassionate priest. Meanwhile, a masked man and a creepy accomplice seem to be after her. Cassie begins to question her sanity, as well as the intentions of her friends Matt and Annabel, who are also acting peculiarly.

SOUL SURVIVORS keeps the viewer guessing about the mystery behind Cassie’s visions and the people chasing her. Without giving away the twist at the end, the movie provides a Christian answer to what is troubling Cassie. The ending was quite moving, in fact, because of this development. The rest of the movie is uneven, however. The threats to Cassie are a little bit too ambiguous, for instance. SOUL SURVIVORS also contains some foul language, violence, scary moments, underage drinking, and sexual situations. Therefore, it warrants extreme caution.