The Old Ways

critic Reviews

, 95% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • A demonic possession movie with impressive depth, The Old Ways uses familiar genre ingredients to cast a uniquely gripping spell.
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    Scott MarksSan Diego Reader
    It eventually picks up, but not before dragging us through a number of addiction tropes.
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    Meagan NavarroBloody Disgusting
    When so many exorcism horror movies revolve around a crisis of faith, it's a welcome shift to center around the preservation of tradition and culture. It's a slick new coat of paint, complete with animal teeth, bones, and serpents galore.
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    Richard WhittakerAustin Chronicle
    Beyond surprising thematic depth, The Old Ways is an exercise in putting every cent on the screen, and hiding what you don't need.
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    Tony AsankomahGhMovieFreak
    It brings a decent enough meaning to its title 'The Old Ways' whilst holding your attention and scaring you enough to make you not want to mess with old traditions.
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    Alejandro TurdoHoy Sale Cine
    The Old Ways is a slow burn supernatural Horror tale that goes from psychological Thriller to full monster showdown. A story about passing the torch, about carrying on ancient traditions and keeping evil at bay at all costs.
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    Evan DosseyMidwest Film Journal
    A strong entry in the exorcism genre.
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    Bob BloomJournal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
    'The Old Ways' in an apt title for this old-fashioned possession-exorcism movie that contains horror elements but is more about retaining your soul than things that go bump in the night.
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    Joel FisherBattle Royale With Cheese
    The Old Ways is a horror movie for exorcism fans.
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    Cain Noble-DaviesFILMINK (Australia)
    ....a refreshing change of pace for one of horror cinema's favourite cliches...
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    Vincent SchillingIndian Country Today
    "The Old Ways,'' is a super creepy Indigenous-themed film that made my skin crawl in the best way.
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