Movie review by James Rocchi, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Christian-themed horror film too intense for kids.

R 2008 101 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 10 reviews

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age 12+

Better than the Book

I'll be honest. The movie had better pacing than the book. I enjoyed this noble attempt at a horror movie for an xtian audience. Its for those of us that likes this kind of thing. Bad dialogue and the house rules aren't really rules, which always confused me. No sex, drugs, foul language. Just some intense scenes. It was done with fairly good production. R rating is just because xtians are required to have higher standards, I suppose. Worth at least one watch.
age 15+

Great CHRISTIAN Horror Movie!

This was a great first horror movie for my daughter's first really scary movie. The message was great and there was no profanity, gore, or inappropriate content. The characters were believable and you really started to root for them. The plot twists were awesome and the suspense was great. I wish there were more like this!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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