Genre Archives: Suspense

Find Me

December 20, 2009
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
This is a great suspenseful drama that will keep the viewer entertained from beginning to end. Paul is a fantastic gamer when it comes to the game of geocaching. Geocaching is where co-ordinates are used to find hidden clues that take you to a prize at the end of the search. So when Paul is [...]

Orca: The Killer Whale

September 14, 2004
Not Recommended for Families
A group of men set sail to capture a killer whale for profit. They make the mistake of capturing his female instead, and her baby dies along with her. This means doomsday for the men as the killer whale intends to have his vengeance. This is a suspenseful story at times but it features a lot of [...]

Pray 2.5 (Directors Cut)

June 1, 2009
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
This DVD works well with the stories of the "Pray" movie and "Pray 2: The Woods" combined and re-edited into a single DVD movie experience, which even includes the beginning minutes of "Pray 3" at the conclusion! It is a seamless experience. The film will have you on the edge of your seat as you [...]

Duplicity

March 20, 2009
Not Recommended for Families
One of the few things this film has going it for it is the chemistry between Julia Roberts as Claire Stenwick and Clive Owen as Ray Koval. They are witty and clever with each other and although it is not clear whether each is trying to nail the other one in intelligence matters or not, things [...]

Dangerous Calling

July 9, 2010
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
This movie makes its point by exaggeration. It focuses on church problems, such as people gossiping, being concerned they don't lose their seat in the pew, criticism of the pastor, people singing who are not gifted in that area, etc. It actually has a woman in the story who kidnaps the pastor's [...]

Pray 2: The Woods

September 22, 2008
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
This is a story of suspense in which a young woman who is both wife and mother is kidnapped from her home and kept in a tiny barn. She manages to escape and goes on TV to share her Christian testimony about how God protected her and brought her out of the ordeal. Soon, she is being pursued once [...]

Shark Swarm

June 3, 2008
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
This is a riveting movie in spots, as the viewer waits to see who might be the next victim or victims of attack from a swarm of sharks. This story has all the elements that make for a good movie including good actors (John Schneider, Armand Assante and Daryl Hannah), in addition to mystery. Armand [...]

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

December 21, 2007
Not Recommended for Families
"Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" is a musical as well as a gory slasher film, and some people may be surprised to learn that it has lots of singing and music. A few patrons, particularly young males, soon left the early screening I attended and I had the distinct impression the film [...]

Pray

March 24, 2008
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
As a Christian “thriller” type film, this movie would serve as a great film for junior high/high school youth groups. The movie has normal teenage themes while keeping up with the thriller aspect throughout the entire film. This is not recommended to younger children due to the “scary” feel [...]

Captivity

July 13, 2007
Not Recommended for Families
Not to keep our family audience in suspense, “Captive” was not approved due to the amount of violence as well as language. “Captive” has all the trappings of the common horror film: a controlling man with a troubled childhood who chooses as his puppet a beautiful woman who does not know [...]