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Action/horror story centered on a secret organization formed by the Catholic Church to counteract the rising number of cases of demonic possessions across the country. The story follows a young godless man who is being recruited into the cloth in order to prepare a new generation with the tools needed to stop the rise of the ultimate evil; Beelzebub.
Based on Justin Price's book of the same name, The Cloth is a taut and tense tale of intrigue, mystery and celestial influences surrounding the Catholic Church's darkly secret organization specifically formed to combat the alarming rise of demonic possessions across the country. The story follows a godless young man who is recruited in order to gird a new generation with the unique and necessary tools to eradicate the terrifying rise of evil.
"The Cloth" had a few things going for it before I even watched the film. For starters Danny Trejo and Eric Roberts was in it, how can you not love a movie with those two in it? For another I liked the idea of the story, at least on paper but as soon as the film started I knew it was going to be more disappointing than entertaining. The film was done on a very low budget and it shows but that was not the problem for me since I review many Indie films and love most. If I had to pick what dragged the film down more I would have to say the acting, Trejo and Roberts are barely in the film so do not expect them to be the stars. Sure they add some star power and coolness to the proceeddings but they are not in the film long enough to make any kind of impact. Instead we are stuck with a cast that is not very good. Sure the writing did not help the actors but most were so wooden I could not connect to them and gain any feelings for them either way.
So was there anything good about the film that I did like? Well like I already stated I did like the idea and the story at least on paper, with a bit of cleaning up script wise and some better direction this could of been a much better movie. I did like the various weapons used and some of the effects were pretty cool considering the film's budget and all.
So to wrap it up here I would say that "The Cloth" fails in most areas which I thought was too bad because it looked to be a cool, original take on the genre. The stars I will give it is for some creativity and the fact that Trejo and Roberts were both in the film. If you are a mainstream movie goer I recommend passing this one up. If you are a fan of Indie films then I suggest maybe a rental to check it out for yourselves.
Released by Uncork'd Entertainment
** Out Of *****