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Old-fashioned Southern gothic tale of two couples (Reynaldo Rosales, Heidi Dippold, J.P. Davis and Julie Ann Emery) trapped in an eerie backwoods inn where they battle both the sinister proprietors (Leslie Easterbrook, Lew Temple and Bill Moseley) and a masked intruder. Though intended as a Christian allegory, director Robby Henson's screen version of Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker's novel is too confused and labored to make its long-deferred theological payoff worth the wait. Moderate violence, an incestuous child molestation theme, a few sexual references and implied cohabitation; acceptable for older teens. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-III—adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R—restricted; under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

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