Maya Larkin (Winona Ryder), recently recovered of demonic possession, deciphers a hidden code that announces that the Devil intends to take possession of a man in order to walk the Earth in human form. Once she makes this discovery, she must then convince Peter Kelson (Ben Chaplin), the author of a book about mass murderers, that Satan plans to take over his soul on his 33rd birthday and make him the Antichrist.
This isn’t your Bible’s rendition of end-times activity. It’s a concocted mess that even makes up scriptural passages. In one scene, the evil spirit breaks a crucifix, implying that Christ has no power over him. Putting the scriptural inconsistencies aside, the filmmaking qualities are just as ludicrous. Some dialogue even received unintended giggles. The film’s star has stated that her father was an atheist and all this information about God, the devil, and demonic possession was a mystery to her. It is sad that many young Winona Ryder fans will get a lesson about biblical matters from a person who, according to her, has no understanding of them and believes that the devil is a myth.