The Believers
The Believers (1987)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: June 10, 1987
DVD Release Date: January 22, 2002
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Cathy Burke
United Press International

At heart, The Believers is a remake of Rosemary's Baby with none of the wit and twice as much gore.

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Widgett Walls

Not as creepy as the book, but hey, it'll do in a pinch.

Scott Weinberg

Dry and obvious cult thriller that starts out ugly and then just gets more and more confused.

Staci Layne Wilson

It was an especially smart move to cast Daniel Benzali as the cult's leader, The Teacher.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

John Schlesinger and the horror film should never have met

Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

An intense, gripping and serious horror film. Has aged quite well since its theatrical release.

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

a few shocks amid a lot of voodoo hoodoo

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
What starts out like a family drama soon enters serial thriller territory and finally ends up being a supernatural horror film. The greatest trick this film… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
Voodoo cult thrillerr. Somewhat interesting, but I'm not a big Martin Sheen fan, but he does make it creepier.