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The Christian message isn't overt. As a matter of fact, this couldn't really be considered a "Christian movie". Yes, one of the main characters prays during a crisis, but that's what most Christians do. There is no "Romans Road to Christ" laid out in the film, and it shouldn't offend anyone who's not a Christian. The special effects are good, especially for the budget they had to work with.
All in all, this is a movie I'm glad I watched, but I doubt I watch it again any time soon. I look forward to another Frank Peretti film in the future, but I hope it's "The Oath" or "This Present Darkness", either of which would be incredible. Don't judge Frank's works by this movie. Read his books instead.
Keith plays Nate Springfield, husband of Sarah (Mel Harris) and father of daughter Elisha (Leighton Meester) and son Elijah (Douglas Smith). Together this family forms some sort of detective type agency that wanders around the country solving crimes. Actually, they work for some shadowy organization called the Veritas Project. Really. I'm not making this up. Their latest case brings them to a typical high school in Middle America where a series of gruesome crimes plague the student body.Read more ›
The agenda does have a dark side, a simplistic message that being different and asserting your individuality is a misguided response to facing life's challenges without the assist of inner spirituality. Some may view the film's ending message as anti-diversity, although it positively portrays interracial dating it ends with a conformist message. But this is inserted in such a clumsy and contrived way that few will feel any threat of manipulation.
The compromises they made to mainstream this film have offended both extremist "Christians" and hard core horror film fans, which is not exactly a surprise. Extremist "Christians" are upset because the "Christians" in the film seem to be just like "regular" (their word-not mine) people. There has also been some objection to the wardrobe of Leighton Meesier (the actress who poses as a student to investigate the situation) although it looked pretty wholesome to me; Meesier's actual sin is just being radiantly beautiful. If your own faith does not run toward elitist religious egoism you will find almost nothing objectionable. Hard-core horror fans will find this fairly tame although the premise is clever and there are some nice suspenseful moments.Read more ›
It wasn't extremely scary except for the part with the spiders(I hate spiders:)
Both me and my sister enjoyed this movie alot. We were pleasantly surprised to find that Frank Peretti was in the movie too, playing the part of Professor Algernon Wheeling.
I hope that they make the sequel,Nightmare Academy, into a movie next.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Have already purchased and read the next in this series, Nightmare Academy. Great read.Published 7 days ago by Brenda Matteson
Product came damaged. As a horror movie collector, i don't like my movies damaged.Published 2 months ago by Cassandra
This movie was filmed at the high school I went to. It was very good, had a great plot, really enjoyed itPublished 4 months ago by Barb Keith
My daughter has been wanting this movie for awhile. Item arrived as described and on time. Thank you!Published 11 months ago by Mike W.
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