DVD Review: The Reaping

Investigative scholar Katherine Winter (Hilary Swank) is a debunker of modern “miracles,” bringing scientific light to superstition and fraud. But events in tiny Haven, Louisiana, defy even her expertise. There, the 10 Biblical Plagues seem to be reoccurring. And the more she seeks answers, the more she questions her own beliefs. Two-time Academy Award (R) winner Swank headlines this electrifying Dark Castle Entertainment production that reaps locusts, frogs, a river of blood and more – all to eye-filling, fear-inducing, heart-probing, must-see effect.

I have to start out by saying I’m always reluctant to review horror films mainly because I find so many of them not believable and just downright corny. However, to my surprise, I found that I actually enjoyed this title. Perhaps, because it deals with biblical history, or perhaps it was because of the special effects that just blew me away. Both either way, this film gave me nightmares, and to me, that’s the sign of a good horror movie.

There are some unforeseen plot twists that occur, which I won’t spoil for you other than saying they’re oh-so-good. And while the film starts off a bit slow, it picks up momentum as you try to decipher who is good, who isn’t, and why exactly everything is happening.

The acting is quite good, and Hilary Swank gives a wonderful performance as usual. If you’re looking for a film to keep you on the edge of your seats, we definitely recommend checking out this title as it’s one of the better horror films among this season’s new releases.

Review by Emma Loggins

Grade: B
Official site: http://thereapingmovie.warnerbros.com/
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