Lost Souls

They've had their 2000 years. Now it's our turn.

A review by Mike Shea   Movie Rating: ( * · · · · )    DVD Rating: ( * * * * * )

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Ok, this one fell under the Winona Ryder rule, but I also got some weird idea that it was about vampires as well. Well, it wasn't. Apparently the makers of this piece of trash didn't make the cut on last years run of "Satan takes a holiday" movies. This movie falls right into End of Days, Stigmata and the re-release of Exorcist. Unfortunately for everyone involved, only the Excorsist stood any chance of being any good. So even with John Carpenter's Vampires. Now that was a fun movie. Instead we get the same old shlocky plotlines of normal people who find out they are satan and have to deal with it.

The DVD was one of New Line's real good ones. The picture was a dark and somber 16x9 enhanced 2.35 to 1 transfer, which fit the mood that it was trying to fit. The audio included both a DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack. There was a commentary as well as a number of special features. It is too bad that movies this bad are given such high treatment while true classics like are given the finger.

It seems that the cookie cutter for satan movies is as sharp as ever, and Lost Souls is proof. Instead of trying to make something truly fantastic, we are given a movie with so little depth and such a lame story that the title is more self descriptive than anything else.