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The Believers 1987
R

  • John Schlesinger
  • June 9, 1987
  • 114 mins
  • English
  • Horror, Thriller
Nothing can stop them, no one can help you. They know who you are.
Mourning the accidental death of his wife and having just moved to New York with his young son, laconic police psychologist Cal Jamison (Martin Sheen) is reluctantly drawn into a series of grisly, ritualistic murders involving the immolation of two youths.

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When I first saw this film years ago it truly disturbed me. Over time it has lost that effect on me but it is still a chilling tale. The kind of film where you know not to trust anyone and even when the film is at its happiest there is always something dreadful about to happen.

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2016-07-22T08:25:07-07:00— updated 2016-07-28T16:26:40-07:00

I don't warm to spiritual type horror, especially stereotyped Caribbean religions. I liked the secret society aspect near the end but it was too late to develop it by then. No real horror after a while. The ending was supposed to be gripping but I thought it was stupid.

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