Home Literature Stories Movies Games Comics News Discussion Forum
  Science Fiction and Fantasy News
Esslemont's Stonewielder Prologue and Cover (07-26)
Deals and Deliveries (9!!!) (09-12)
Indiana Jones and the Army of the Dead by Steve Pe (09-12)
Iron Man: Femmes Fatales by Robert Greenberger (09-12)

Official sffworld Reviews
Big Time, The by Fritz Leiber (05-29 - Book)
Rogue Clone by Steven L. Kent (05-25 - Book)
The Blue Blazes by Chuck Wendig (05-21 - Book)
The Wisdom of the Shire by Noble Smith (05-17 - Book)

Site Index

Official sffworld Movie Review    Bookmark and Share


After the unexpected success with The Blair Witch Project – a low budget production of a mystery film turning into success – several film makers have used association with the success to promote their own work. This time it’s the director of The Blair Witch who has created Believers.

A cult called the Quanta Group is awaiting the end of days when the sky will turn into fire, and they are planning their collective escape when our two heroes stumble into the scene. They are paramedics called for when a women from the Quanta Group collapses out in the open. The groups escape is only hours away so the paramedics have to come with the group to avoid last minute exposure and then meet the teacher (Daniel Benzali) – known from several TV series – who is the leader of the group.

Then there are some calamities, one of the paramedics survive – he who is soon going to be a father – together with a little girl, the other "escapes" together with the Quanta Group. The girl moves in with the surviving paramedic and suddenly one morning – the sky bursts into flames …

The topic at hand with cults awaiting dooms day and killing themselves and/ or others to be better prepared for the end, could be really interesting to explore in a film. But here the script writers and the film crew have too little core material to produce a movie longer than 15 minutes. The result is a lot of unnecessary dwelling in scenes with no relevance to the storyline. When the story evolved I grew engaged in the questions about such cults, but also was more and more irritated about the slow progress. And the actors are so bad that you don’t believe them either. They don’t contribute with any tension to the story and there is very little to be thrilled about. And what is really the story behind the tattoos?
The end of the story – on the other hand – made me laugh a little. It’s almost like the teacher makes a face at you and laughs out "What did we say?!".

But all in all – not anything like the Blair Witch and nothing you must see.

Hiro – not yet a believer

Movie facts
Title; Believers
Director; Daniel Myrick
With Johnny Messner, Jon Huertas, Saige Ryan Campbell, Daniel Benzali
Producing company; Warner video

Sponsor ads



The Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now First Novel Prize!
05-31 - News
Stephen King's Joyland UK Promotion
05-30 - News
UK Publisher of Stephen King’s New Novel Unusual Promotion
05-30 - News
Big Time, The by Fritz Leiber
05-29 - Book Review
Rogue Clone by Steven L. Kent
05-25 - Book Review
The Blue Blazes by Chuck Wendig
05-21 - Book Review
The Wisdom of the Shire by Noble Smith
05-17 - Book Review

05-10 - News
The Tyrant's Law by Daniel Abraham
05-04 - Book Review
Galaxy's Edge 1 by Mike Resnick
04-28 - Book Review
Poison by Sarah Pinborough
04-21 - Book Review
Bullington, Beukes and Bacigalupi event
04-19 - News
The City by Stella Gemmell
04-17 - Book Review
Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan
04-15 - Book Review
Tarnished Knight by Jack Campbell
04-09 - Book Review
Frank Hampson: Tomorrow Revisited by Alastair Crompton
04-07 - Book Review
The Forever Knight by John Marco
04-01 - Book Review
Book of Sith - Secrets from the Dark Side by Daniel Wallace
03-31 - Book Review
NOS4R2 by Joe Hill
03-25 - Book Review
Fade to Black by Francis Knight
03-13 - Book Review
The Clone Republic by Steven L. Kent
03-12 - Book Review
The Burn Zone by James K. Decker
03-06 - Book Review
A Conspiracy of Alchemists by Liesel Schwarz
03-04 - Book Review
Blood's Pride by Evie Manieri
02-28 - Book Review
Excerpt: River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay
02-27 - Article
Tales of Majipoor by Robert Silverberg
02-24 - Book Review
American Elsewhere by Robert Jackson Bennett
02-20 - Book Review
Evie Manieri Guest Post
02-19 - Article
The Grim Company by Luke Scull
02-17 - Book Review
Red Planet by Robert A. Heinlein
02-11 - Book Review

New Forum Posts

About - Advertising - Contact us - RSS - For Authors & Publishers - Contribute / Submit - Privacy Policy - Community Login
Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use. The contents of this webpage are copyright © 1997-2011 sffworld.com. All Rights Reserved.