Genre Archives: Suspense

The Boy Next Door

January 23, 2015
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R and PG-13 rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we [...]

No Good Deed

September 12, 2014
"No Good Deed" works well as a suspense/thriller movie. Just when you think not much is going to happen, something does. The movie stars Idris Elba ("Thor") as Colin Evans. He plays a man that is up for parole, after being imprisoned for five years for manslaughter. He killed the man that he [...]

Unwanted Presence

September 23, 2014
Dove "Faith-Friendly" 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

September 4, 2012
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 [...]


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
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
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
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 [...]