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After the death of her husband, Dr. Cara Harding's (Julianne Moore) faith in God has been shaken, but not her belief in science. In an attempt to open her up to accepting unexplainable psychiatric theories, her father introduces her to Adam (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), a patient with multiple personalities who takes on some of the physical characteristics of his other personalities. Cara quickly discovers that Adam’s other personalities are murder victims and the more she finds out about him and his past, the closer she and her loved ones are to becoming murder victims themselves.
Multiple personality disorders is one of the most frightening things to have or be around. You never know when that person will change and you never know if it could turn violent or not. "6 Souls" tells the story of Cara Harding, a forensic psychiatrist that discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. The more she works on the case the more personal it becomes to her. The more Cara digs the more personal the case becomes. When Adam begins taking on personalities of those Cara loves it becomes not only more personal but deadly as well.
I was not sure what to expect from this film, after-all it had already played over-seas a few years ago under the title "Shelter" which I think suits the film better but that is not really an issue. I went into this with my expectations low because of it playing over-seas first and the fact that it went to theaters and VOD at the same time. Now do not get me wrong I love the VOD titles and support just about everyone of them but it is normally a sign that the film is not mainstream enough in the eyes of the studio.
But to my surprise what I got was more a psychological thriller than an actual horror film but it still had plenty of creepy and terrifying moments in it. There are several reasons why this was as good as it was, first off the film is clever and well-written. The direction could of been a bit better in spots but the story still flows well and the production values are all solid considering this had to have been done on a low budget.
The other reason the film is so good is its cast, Julianne Moore is terrific as the Doctor and Jonathan Rhys Meyers is simply incredible as Adam. They play off one another perfectly and their chemistry is amazing. Creepy is one word that pretty much sums up "6 Souls." The film is also packed full of suspense and tension, it has you on the edge of your seat as you wait to see what happens next.
One of the most intense and thrilling films I have seen in some time. It certainly deserved a bigger audience during its theatrical run but it is sure to gain a nice following now through strong word of mouth so be sure to check it out.
Released by Anchor Bay Entertainment
**** Out Of *****