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Final Prayer (2013/Lionsgate DVD)

Picture: B- Sound: B- Extras: C Film: C+

Evil has a new form.

Final Prayer is an interesting mix of usual supernatural plot retreads mixed with found footage that ends up being more effective than you might think. Originally titled The Borderlands, this 89 minute horror/mystery follows a team of Vatican investigators descends upon a church in a remote area to demystify the unusual happenings, but what they discover is more disturbing than they had first imagined.

Think Ghost Hunters, only here they actually find something. The film doesn't quite pick up until they figure out that there is a passageway underneath the church and that is where things start to get a little hair raising. It reminded me a bit of Frankenstein's Army in that they find this creepy place and are forced to walk through it while different ghouls pop out. Sounds almost like a haunted attraction tour, right?

At any rate, Elliot Goldner (the writer/director) has created something that's not necessarily going to be remembered for years to come, but that is an interesting low budget fright fest nonetheless that will probably make the audience jump a few times.

The presentation on the disc is standard for DVD with a standard definition transfer and a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track that is loud and clear when it needs to be a effective. There's are also, of course, English and Spanish subtitles. As with any DVD release, a Blu-ray upgrade would be better, but with this being found footage, it wouldn't be too much of a benefit.

Extras include a Behind the Scenes featurette and a Trailer Gallery.

- James Harland Lockhart V



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