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NEFARIOUS

"Only God Can Thwart Demonic Plans"

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What You Need To Know:

NEFARIOUS is a supernatural thriller. A skeptical psychiatrist, Dr. James Martin, takes the place of another psychiatrist who committed suicide. Dr. Martin has to interview a condemned serial killer to see if he’s sane enough to be executed. The prisoner tells the psychiatrist that he’s a demon called Lord Nefarious. Martin asks Nefarious to prove that he’s a demon, but he gets more than he expected by making such a foolish demand.

NEFARIOUS is an intense, spooky thriller with a few good twists, dramatic dialogue, excellent performances, and riveting direction. It has a strong Christian worldview that dramatically depicts the battle between God and Satan’s world of demonic evil. God is clearly more powerful, however. For example, in one scene a character appeals to God and God performs a miracle. However, NEFARIOUS has a very strong execution scene that warrants extreme caution. The movie also has three relatively light obscenities and some scary conversations with a man who claims to be a demon. Eventually, the demon’s plans in NEFARIOUS are thwarted, but in an unexpected way that involves an Act of God.

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(CC, H, AB, BB, L, VVV, S, D, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong Christian worldview as a skeptical secular psychologist interviews a condemned man who says he’s actually a demon and psychologist eventually talks to both the demon and the possessed man, who’s depicted as a victim of the demon, and the psychologist’s skepticism is seriously shaken, and there’s an appeal to God for help over a demonic power and a miracle of answered prayer occurs, plus a demon claims he has possessed the soul of a condemned serial killer, and there’s discussion of faith at the end and earlier in the movie, but no one overtly comes to Jesus, though skepticism about faith is refuted

Foul Language:
Three light obscenities, and a character appeals to God for help, and his informal prayer is answered positively

Violence:
Extreme execution scene, a condemned man grabs another man and threatens to strangle him with his chains, there’s a scene where a man jumps out of a high story window, a man waves a gun around and turns it on himself, and a man tries to stop his girlfriend from going through with an abortion of their baby, but he fails to reach her in time

Sex:
No sex scenes, but man’s girlfriend gets an abortion when he fails to stop her in time

Nudity:
No nudity

Alcohol Use:
No alcohol use

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
Two characters smoke cigarettes, but there are no drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Demon refers to his “master,” Satan, expresses jealousy, hostility and hatred toward God, Jesus and mankind.

More Detail:

NEFARIOUS is a supernatural horror movie about a skeptical psychiatrist assigned to visit a condemned serial killer to see if he’s sane enough to be executed, but the prisoner tells the psychiatrist that he’s a demon, and the psychiatrist asks for proof.

The movie opens with one psychiatrist committing suicide by jumping out a window. Cut to another psychiatrist, Dr. James Martin, taking the dead psychiatrist’s place. Martin is entering a prison to interview a condemned serial killer, Edward Wayne Brady, before his scheduled execution at 11 pm. The warden wants Martin to declare Brady sane so that the execution can take place as scheduled. He gives Martin until 4 pm to decide.

However, when Martin starts to interrogate Brady, Brady tells Martin that he’s actually taking to a demon calling himself Nefarious. The demon claims that his possession of Brady took place in stages since he was a child but says that Brady is now totally under his control. Martin asks Nefarious to talk to Brady, and Brady is a whimpering, pitiable creature.

Martin is still skeptical, however. He asks Nefarious to give him proof that he’s really a demon, but Martin gets more than he bargained for by making such a foolish demand.

NEFARIOUS is an intense, spooky thriller with a well-written script and a few good twists. Sean Patrick Flanery and Jordan Belfi as Nefarious and the psychiatrist, Dr. Martin, have to hold up the story since most of the movie involves their characters doing verbal battle. They do a great job, which also means that the movie is directed well.

NEFARIOUS has a strong Christian worldview that dramatically depicts the age-old battle between God and Satan’s world of demonic evil. God is clearly more powerful, however. For example, in one scene a character appeals to God for help against a demonic power, and God performs a miracle, answering the prayer.

NEFARIOUS contains a very strong, intense execution scene. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution. The movie also has three relatively light obscenities and some scary conversations with a man who claims to be a demon. Eventually, the demon’s plans are thwarted, but in an unexpected way that involves an Act of God.

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Our small team works tirelessly to provide resources to protect families from harmful media, reviewing 415 movies/shows and writing 3,626 uplifting articles this year. We believe that the gospel can transform entertainment. That’s why we emphasize positive and faith-filled articles and entertainment news, and release hundreds of Christian movie reviews to the public, for free. No paywalls, just trusted, biblically sound content to bless you and your family. Online, Movieguide is the closest thing to a biblical entertainment expert at your fingertips. As a reader-funded operation, we welcome any and all contributions – so if you can, please give something. It won’t take more than 52 seconds (we timed it for you). Thank you.

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