The Believers
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We know that the makers of The Believers aren't kidding when, in the very first scene, 7-year-old Harley Cross witnesses the electrocution of his own mother. Cross' dad, psychologist Martin Sheen, moves himself and the boy to New York, in hopes of forgetting the tragedy. What he doesn't know is that his son has been targetted by the Religion of Santeria, a voodoo cult specializing in child sacrifices-and that the death of his wife was part of the Santerian's extremely complex blood ritual. Based on a novel by Nicholas Conde, The Believers is an effectively manipulative… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It was an especially smart move to cast Daniel Benzali as the cult's leader, The Teacher."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson,
"John Schlesinger and the horror film should never have met"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"An intense, gripping and serious horror film. Has aged quite well since its theatrical release."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"a few shocks amid a lot of voodoo hoodoo"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Not as creepy as the book, but hey, it'll do in a pinch."
‑ Widgett Walls,
"Dry and obvious cult thriller that starts out ugly and then just gets more and more confused."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
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