Genre Archives: Suspense

Unwanted Presence

September 23, 2014
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"Unwanted Presence" does a good job in presenting a scary movie with a powerful Christ-centered ending. The beginning of the movie states it is based on a true story. The plot involves a celebrity named Laura Love who commits suicide in the bedroom of a house considered "haunted." The new owner, [...]

Pray Series

Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
This terrific set features three of the "Pray" movies: "Pray" which is the first one, "Pray 2" and finally "Pray 3D". In the first one the foundation of the series is laid. As a Christian “thriller” type film, this movie would serve as a great film for junior high/high school youth groups. The [...]

Revelation Road 2: The Sea of Glass and Fire

September 10, 2013
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
"Revelation Road 2" picks up where the first film in the series ends. After the rapture has taken place, Joshua is left behind and goes on a journey to find out what has happened and attempts to travel home to find his family. Before he can go anywhere, he is confronted again by the biker gang [...]

Divination

August 6, 2013
Dove "Faith-Based" Some Content May Be Objectionable
This is a story about spiritural warfare and good vs. evil. In this movie, the evil takes the shape of a "spirit guide", a woman who practices the occult and intends to take possession of another woman's baby as she has not been able to have one of her own. We see demons fight angels in this film [...]

Pray 3D: The Storm

September 4, 2012
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
For those who love suspense stories, this is the one for you. In "Pray 3" a storm isolates the Curtis' family home and as Mom and Dad are out and a babysitter watches the children, a man in a mask watches the people in the home and then makes plans to capture them. For those who don't enjoy [...]

The Raven

April 24, 2012
Not Recommended for Families
Edgar Allan Poe wrote some fairly graphic short stories. However, it seems easier to read about blood spilling freely than it is to watch. This film is filled with graphic, bloody murders and unfortunately in today's cinema world, things are made for eventual conversion to 3D encouraging [...]

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

January 6, 2012
Not Recommended for Families
I found this movie to be very slow moving. For example, there's the scene in which a character gets up to his alarm clock, a character eating, a character taking a drink, characters walking, and all of these in isolated scenes. The plot is a bit difficult to follow as well. It basically comes down [...]

The Lincoln Lawyer

March 18, 2011
Not Recommended for Families
This is a mystery/suspense story that is better than some I have reviewed. Mick Haller (Matthew McConaughey) is an attorney who always charges the highest prices he can because, as he tells one client, "I don't work for nothing". He works almost all the time except for brief evenings or weekends [...]

The Tempest

December 10, 2010
Not Recommended for Families
The Tempest’s message is that reconciliation is better than revenge, and in fact, the posture of vengeance can poison the soul. While this message, and perhaps many others buried within the complex threads of storyline, is a positive one, the world of the story is extremely dark. The film does [...]

Paranormal

January 26, 2010
Dove "Faith-Based" Some Content May Be Objectionable
I believe the intent of the writer/director is to show that spiritual warfare is a reality and that supernatural beings such as angels and demons do exist. In fact, demonic forces are conquered by film's end but we won't give away the details of how exactly it happens. The movie opens with a [...]