The Reaping

(USA, 2007, 97 minutes)

A university professor who is a lapsed Catholic is brought in to investigate why a small Louisiana town seems to be in the throes of the ten biblical plagues. B-grade supernatural mystery given an A-picture star and director and moody handling; effective, but disposable.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Dark Castle Entertainment production. Starring Hilary Swank, David Morrissey, Idris Elba, Annasophia Robb; and Stephen Rea. Directed by Stephen Hopkins; produced by Joel Silver, Robert Zemeckis, Susan Downey, Herbert W. Gains; screenplay by Carey W. Hayes and Chad Hayes, based on a story by Brian Rousso; music by John Frizzell; director of photography (Technicolor, Panavision), Peter Levy; production designer, Graham "Grace" Walker; costume designer, Jeffrey Kurland; film editor, Colby Parker Jr.; visual effects supervisor, Richard Yuricich.


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