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Deliver Us from Evil (Right at Your Door)


Stars: Rory Cochrane, Mary McCormack

Director: Chris Gorak

Chemical bombs are exploded all over Los Angeles, cloaking the city in toxic ash. After a desperate but unavailing search for his wife, Brad (Cochrane), urged on by the next-door handyman (Tony Perez), whom he has sheltered, seals off his house.

His wife Lexie (McCormack) than returns, gasping, coughing and beating on the door, to a husband who feels he dare not let her in.

Virtually a two-character piece, this film - shot in deliberately bleached-out colour that may give you a headache - simply doesn't have enough development to stop you nodding off during its 95 minutes, despite a twist in the tail and full-blast performances from the principals.

Let's hope, though, that its horrific scenario never really happens.

David Quinlan

USA 2005. UK Distributor: Lionsgate. Colour by FotoKem.
95 minutes. Not widescreen. UK certificate: 15.

Guidance ratings (out of 3): Sex/nudity 0, Violence/Horror 1, Drugs 0, Swearing 2.

Review date: 03 Sep 2006