"Using Faith To Fight Demonic Evil"
What You Need To Know:
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.
(CC, BB, OO, LL, VVV, MM) Strong Christian, moral worldview about a female Christian psychiatrist fighting a demonically possessed man, with a couple evil witchcraft ceremonies with spells shown, but the very end leaves doubt whether the demonic forces are completely gone; three obscenities (including one “f” word) and eight or nine light profanities; some very strong graphic violence and intense violent, much of it scary, such as man removes a big piece of glass from his lower body, man has graphic rash on his back, corpses of two children, possessed man murders people to remove their souls, old woman performs surgery on old man, and he screams in pain as she removes a organ, character choked to death, demonically attacked people vomit dirt out of their mouths, man falls paralyzed to the ground, partly decomposed man’s body found in bathtub, people carve a nasty cut on a man’s back, man pushes woman into a tree and her nose bleeds, scary seizures; no sex; no nudity; brief alcohol use; no smoking or drugs; and, possessed man uses lies, deception, and threats while challenging a psychologist and others.
6 SOULS is a supernatural horror mystery about a female Christian psychologist whose strong faith guides her through a battle with a demonically possessed man. 6 SOULS has a strong Christian worldview, but leaves the way open for a possible sequel and has some foul language and very strong scary violence, though not as much or quite as graphic as many other R-rated horror movies.
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.