A good rule to follow when you are renting movies that you have never heard of before is to check the film’s brief DVD review to see if there are any known actors performing in it. Although this is no guarantee that the movie will be decent, this method does increase the odds that you won’t be turning off the flick right in the middle of it. When I seen that the Redbox review of Six Souls included Julianne Moore and Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Tudors) were in the movie, I thought the story had a chance: But then I remembered how hard it is to make a good scary movie.
Dr. Cara Harding (Moore) is a psychiatrist that specializes in diagnosing and treating multiple personality disorders, but after her husband is murdered, she appears to be somewhat conflicted between science and her faith in God. Harding does not abandoned God, but her father (Jeffrey DeMunn-Walking Dead), and her young daughter have jumped ship. Harding’s father is also a psychiatrist and he seems to think that his daughter needs some therapy herself. He sends over a patient by the name of Adam (Myers), who not only has multiple personalities, but also has the ability to somewhat physically alter himself. (How in the world does working with a dangerous psycho provide therapy for someone?).
Adam goes back and forth, transforming between six different people (thus Six Souls), but the one character of extreme interest is a reverend who had lost his faith in God and died in 1918. Then there is some kind of mumbo jumbo about some witches who hang out in the woods and suck the souls out of people.
Like I said: “It is very hard to make a good scary movie; especially one that does not make sense. Thumbs down here folks.
My Rating: 2 of 5 Multiple Personality Disorders.