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Deceived By Faith.

by Margaret Walsh. on 11/11/2007

Set in the eerie, furtive realm of cult followers to a bewitching music score by Kays Alatrakchi, " Believers " is, in true Myrick style, a masterfully crafted thriller, reliant on an atmosphere of psychological menace and suspense, as opposed to the ubiquitious gore of most contemporary film. Through the terrifying ordeals of 2 paramedics kidnapped by the Quanta Group, lead by the Teacher, issues of destiny, and its attainment, introspection, religion versus science, power of suggestion and gullibility are highlighted, enabling the viewer to evaluate and ponder what might be. Most notable, is the riveting performance by Daniel Benzali, who, as the Teacher, is at his insidious, evil best. His spellbinding, measured, haunting tone of voice crystallizes the mood of the whole film, making him, without doubt, the " master of creepy ". Brilliantly counterbalanced to his character, is that of young Libby, whose mind, like all the others, is anaesthetized by the miasma of unconditional trust, innocently misplaced in that false sense of security of blind faith, so intrinsic to cult rationale. Believe it! " Believers " is a must-see.

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Deceived By Faith.

by Margaret Walsh. on 12/2/2007

Set in the eerie, furtive realm of cult followers to a bewitching music score by Kays Al-Atrakchi, " Believers " is, in true Myrick style, a masterfully creafted thriller, reliant on an atmosphere of psychological menace and suspense, as opposed to the ubiquitous gore of most contemporary film. Through the terrifying ordeals of 2 paramedics kidnapped by the Quanta Group, led by the Teacher, issues of destiny and its attainment, introspection, religion versus science, power of suggestion and gullibility are highlighted, enabling the viewer to evaluate and ponder what might be. Most notable, is the riveting performance by Daniel Benzali, who, as the Teacher, is at his insidious, evil best. His spellbinding, measured, haunting tone of voice crystallizes the mood of the whole film, making him, without doubt, the " master of creepy ". Brilliantly counterbalanced to his character, is that of young Libby, whose mind, like all the others, is anaesthetized by the miasma of unconditional trust, innocently misplaced in that false sense of security of blind faith, so intrinsic to cult rationale. Believe it! " Believers " is a must-see.

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Product Overview

Members of the mysterious Quanta Group are hours away from fulfilling their destiny. They will leave the Earth, abandoning it before the purging fire to come. But there's a sudden snag in their plan. Two paramedics enter the group's remote compound - outsiders who could disrupt the secretive cult and the bizarre commands of the leader called The Teacher (Daniel Benzali). From Raw Feed comes a suspenseful plunge into what could be a countdown to eternity, an eerie tale written and directed by Daniel Myrick (The Blair Witch Project). Is Quanta's fantastical plan the beginning of the end or the start of a new beginning? Watch. Decide. Believe if you must. Resist if you dare.

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Studio Warner
SKU 204884853
UPC 012569834880
UPC 14 00012569834880
Format DVD
Release Date 5/6/2008
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Widescreen  1.85:1
Cast & Crew
Andrew Huebscher - Cinematographer
Carol Winstead Wood - Production Designer
Daniel Benzali - Actor
Daniel Myrick - Director
Daniel Myrick, et. al. - Writer
Deanna Russo - Actor
James G. Hirsch - Executive Producer
Johnny Messner - Actor
Kays Al-Atrakchi - Original Music By
Kyle Adahl - Actor
Robert Florio - Editor
Tony Krantz - Producer
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ReviewSource SlasherPool.com
Review ...Believers is undoubtedly the best movie that Raw Feed has produced so far and probably one of the best movies of the year. It's very suspenseful and the plot is so engaging and interesting that you don't want the movie to end. In fact, I was a little disappointed when the movie ended as I still had so many questions that I wanted answered. Sure enough, it was probably a good idea not to answer all of the questions but you still can't help but to wonder what happened next... I don't dare to say more...Ultimately, Believers is a movie that will get under your skin and stay there for some time. It's truly terrifying and haunting to see just how easy it is to brainwash people - and they've done an excellent job in portraying this. If you're expecting a lot of scares or - as the cover may imply - aliens, you will be disappointed. But if you're looking for a creepy psychological thriller, this is a great movie. This should have gotten a theatrical release if you ask me.
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DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled, No Longer Produced
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Video Format DVD
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Andrew Kasch, Dread Central Twisted, smart, and seriously scary.
SlasherPool.com ...very suspenseful and the plot is so engaging and interesting that you don't want the movie to end...a great movie.

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