Frailty (2001)
January 9, 2023 10:09 AM - Subscribe

A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed "demons."

Starring Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey, Powers Boothe, Matt O'Leary, Jeremy Sumpter, Luke Askew, Levi Kreis.

Directed by Bill Paxton. Written by Brent Hanley.

75% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently streaming in the US on HBO Max. Also available for digital rental. JustWatch listing.
posted by DirtyOldTown (5 comments total)
I've only seen this once, when it came out, but it has stuck with me over the years. I think I'm gonna rewatch this with my kiddo.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:39 AM on January 9, 2023

I've rewatched this a couple of times over the years and it never struck me as much as it did the first time around, but still has great performances and a creepy atmosphere. Good flick.
posted by kittensyay at 11:20 AM on January 9, 2023

More people should watch this. It's great!
posted by mrphancy at 2:23 PM on January 9, 2023 [1 favorite]

This was a big deal on release among fans of White Wolf's Hunter: the Reckoning RPG, since it's basically the same underlying premise. Great, often harrowing movie with great performances from everybody involved.
posted by Pope Guilty at 2:26 PM on January 9, 2023 [2 favorites]

I put this on DVD twenty-odd years ago. RIP Bill Paxton, an unsung director.
posted by infinitewindow at 11:20 PM on January 10, 2023 [2 favorites]

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