The Believers
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The true story of how two former child actors and a pair of struggling musicians got hired to appear on a TV series -- and became one of the biggest rock groups of the 1960s in the process -- is recounted in this made-for-cable feature. When a TV producer got the idea of taking the premise of A Hard Day's Night and turning it into a situation comedy, he hired Mickey Dolenz (Aaron Lohr), Davy Jones (George Stanchev), Mike Nesmith (Jeff Geddis), and Peter Tork (L.B. Fisher) to play the non-existent pop group The Monkees. When the TV show became an overnight smash, the "band" found… 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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