writer: Chad Hayes

The Conjuring 2

June 10, 2016
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R, PG-13 and PG-13 Horror rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative [...]

The Conjuring

July 19, 2013
One thing I will say about this movie. It has the power to frighten the viewer by making use of several jump scenes. It was nice too to see the Trinity mentioned (a spirit knocks three times at night to disturb a family in mockery of the Trinity), baptism, and the name of Christ is invoked at an [...]

The Reaping

April 5, 2007
Hilary Swank is a talented actress as is the young AnnaSophia Robb. So some fellow reviewers and I were wondering why, following an early screening of "The Reaping", they chose this particular film to act in. We shared the consensus that the ship had wrecked in this movie. This film is convoluted, [...]

House of Wax (2005)

May 6, 2005
Well, there are a couple of scenes in this film that justify my decision to not sleep through it. They are not horrific or suspenseful but rather gruesome and shocking. I was mainly interested in the process used to turn the people into wax (no, not for my personal use) and how they were able to [...]

First Target

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

An effective action thriller, “First Target” gives us an interesting look at what lengths the Secret Service goes to in order to protect the President. Not only is it their duty to lay down their lives for the leader of the free world, but they willingly put their lives on the line for their [...]