Cinema: Zitskrieg the Believers

Directed by John Schlesinger Screenplay by Mark Frost

An innocent child possessed by the devil. A shark with a strange taste for shallow waters (and careless swimmers). An actor willing to sell his soul in exchange for a decent role. A good horror movie can be outlined in a sentence.

The Believers, a movie doing its best to defy description at any length, has some potential in this regard. It posits a Caribbean voodoo cult that offers unlimited worldly power to people willing to sacrifice their young sons in its rituals. And it brings a newly widowed father (Martin Sheen) and his son (Harley Cross) into menacing proximity with...

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