The odor of musty, late-'80s nostalgia may still hover around this already threadbare brand, but you simply don't see movies that leave both the curious and the fans who truly care this viscerally satisfied anymore.
I like horror movies but the older I get I guess my taste becomes more conservative -- nerves can't handle all that extreme stuff too often (smile). So, this seemed like a much tamer version of the Exorcist and I like anything Anthony Hopkins is in -- it's like he can't make a bad movie. I really enjoyed this and wasn't plagued by that bad, creepy feeling I get after watching the Exorcist. It was just the right amount of scary without a lot of the gore and shock value. . I thought the acting was good, the storyline, and message was good. Side note: maybe it's just me, but I thought that Colin O'Donoghue who played Michael Kovak looked a lot like a young Jason Patric!
The only reason I didn't give this five stars was the ending not bad, but could have given us a bit more to go on. It's a great movie and I'm glad I have it in my collection now!!!