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...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!