Thursday, May 7, 2009

From Within (2008)

We've seen 6 of the 8 Movies To Die For so far. I have been pleasantly surprise how good several of these movies have been. The After Dark Horror Fest has been going on for three years now, and usually there are only a few movies that are really good and the rest are average or worst. However, this year at least four of them have been good or really good. From Within is your typical "Good Vs Evil", God vs Satan movie... but that's where it starts... that is not the whole story. Usually there is a distinctive line between good and evil, but in this movie, the lines are blurred. Is there anyone good in this movie? The religious fanatics in this movie truly believe and trust in their faith. It reminded me of the fanaticism of the Salem Witch Trails. The "good" people of Grovetown need to blame someone for the mysterious suicides that are taking place in their town. They blame a family that they believe practice witch craft. It really is a struggle to like these fanatics. They don't have many redeeming qualities other than their strong faith in God... no matter how misguided it was. With out giving to much of the movie away, there is a true battle to get to the bottom of this suicide curse. Elizabeth Rice plays Lindsay, a young high school girl who believes in God, but doesn't have the same religious fervor that most of the town has. She befriends Aidan played by Thomas Dekker. Aidan is a family member to the first victim and is believed to be responsible for all the suicides. The movie moves well and there are many interesting "twist" to make the storyline more interesting. This movie is well worth a watch! Check out the trailer below!

(R)For violence, disturbing images and some language.
95 minutes
Phedon Papamichael

Elizabeth Rice
Thomas Dekker
Kelly Blatz
Laura Allen
Adam Goldberg
Rumer Willis
Margo Harshman
Brittany Robertson
Jared Harris
Steven Culp
Amanda Babin

When a rash of mysterious suicides strikes the idyllic burg of Grovetown, it galvanizes the faith of the largely Christian community, which staunchly clings to its evangelical beliefs. Convinced that the deaths are the work of something far more sinister than sheer fate, teenagers Lindsay (Elizabeth Rice) and Aidan (Thomas Dekker) band together to unearth the real culprits … and uncover a shocking revelation.

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