This movie was so-so. It had it's moments, but wasn't the greatest.
Good films always raise compelling questions, whether the format is fiction or documentary fact.
The film may be flawed, but its message is not.
Prophecy stalks a religious community. The fools! Or are they? Strong theme and good acting, but the story is rubbish - a disapproving rant about irrational behaviour, yet the end is beyond irrational. No problem with criticism of religious faith, but this was so obviously a caricature that I couldn't believe it, and the final reveal felt cheap. I think it's a case of being so contradictory that you end up agreeing.The story telling is weak - gaping gaps in the logic, plus several scenes you have to excuse just to keep up with events. It does look great, although the music is too busy. And so coy about the sex and violence - I understand the need to meet standards, but this was disgustingly tame.There is a saving grace, thanks to the actors. Colm Meany had a cheesy role, but the actresses were beautiful and intense. Pity the story didn't allow them to take over.
Where the Devil Hides is a mediocre horror film with some good ideas, but it's too shy and bland in order to take full advantage of them. To start with, we have the classic ultra- religious town dominated by a sinister preacher who disguises his perversion with biblical quotes and chest beating. But, is he right about a certain prophecy? I found that moral duality, as well as the unusual combination of a hooded killer and supernatural phenomena, moderately interesting, despite the general anemia suffered by this film. That lacks of energy and life is what hurts this film the most, making it bland and forgettable. In conclusion, I can give a slight recommendation to Where the Devil Hides, because it didn't bore me despite its mediocrity.
"6 girls born on the 6th day of the 6th month. Their 18th birthday is approaching. 1 will emerge." When the 18th birthday of the daughters of Jacob Brown (Sewell) and others in a quaint Amish town approaches things become uneasy. One of the town's leaders and elder Beacon (Meaney) recounts a prophecy about the devil coming to the village. He fears that these girls are the reason for the happenings and begins to do anything he can to stop the prophecy from coming true. The girls on the other hand have a different story to tell. Going in I was expecting yet another cheesy low budget horror movie. I was surprised at how much I liked this. Without trying to start something I do think that religion in the hands of the wrong people is very dangerous and this movie is an example of why I feel that way. The best part of the movie though is that it stays one step ahead of you and you never really feel comfortable with what you are seeing. That is the sign of a good movie to me, one that keeps you guessing at the same time you are becoming angry at what you are seeing. Overall, a surprisingly good horror movie that deals with one of the scariest things of all, evil done in the name of God. I give this a B+.
This movie is exactly what I bet goes on in those freak brain-washed Amish communities. Get away with murder- literally in the name of GOD.6 girls are born on 6/6/94 in a small Amish community, so the legend says 6 girls born on the 6th month 6th day that on their 18th b-day one will be left & she will be the devil. fast forward 18 years & their whole life people been trying to kill them- well they die alright but u gotta see it.I didn't expect much with this no name low budget film. I was impressed. The acting was real good & the story believable. You will never guess who the killer is.Ending made me smile. worth the watch