Frailty
- Bill Paxton

Overview - Actor Bill Paxton's directorial debut, FRAILTY, has been hailed for its originality by author Stephen King and director Sam Raimi (THE EVIL DEAD). The film opens on a stormy night when an intense man (Matthew McConaughey) walks into FBI headquarters in Dallas and tells Agent Wesley Doyle (Powers Boothe) that he knows who the "God's Hand" serial killer is.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Actor Bill Paxton's directorial debut, FRAILTY, has been hailed for its originality by author Stephen King and director Sam Raimi (THE EVIL DEAD). The film opens on a stormy night when an intense man (Matthew McConaughey) walks into FBI headquarters in Dallas and tells Agent Wesley Doyle (Powers Boothe) that he knows who the "God's Hand" serial killer is. He tells a compelling tale, shown in flashback, of how he and his brother lived with their kind widower father (Bill Paxton), a mechanic. One night, their father woke them to tell them he'd had a vision, and that God had commanded the family to slay demons in human form. The older brother, Fenton (Matt O'Leary), doesn't believe a word of it, and assumes that their father has gone mad. The younger brother, Adam (Jeremy Sumpter), is more easily swayed. Soon the father is bringing people home, supposedly chosen by God for them to slay. When Fenton tries to resist his father's plan, he finds his own life in danger. Eschewing graphic gore in favor of more subtle chills, Paxton's suspenseful and creepy film harkens back to the wholesome surface and underlying depravity of classics like NIGHT OF THE HUNTER.

Cast List

Corey Sienega - Producer, FRAILTY (2002)
Powers Boothe - American Actor
Derk Cheetwood - Actor
Bill Paxton - American Actor
Matthew O'Leary - Actor, DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE (2001)
Matthew McConaughey - American actor, SAHARA, FOOL'S GOLD
David Blocker - Producer
Alan Davidson - Actor, FRAILTY (2002)
Luke Askew - American Character Actor
Levi Kreis - Actor, FRAILTY (2002)
Tom Ortenberg - Executive Producer, FRAILTY (2002)
Michael Paseornek - Director/Screenwriter
Karen Loop - Executive Producer, FRAILTY (2002)
Tom Huckabee - Screenwriter\"Deathfight"
Brian Tyler - Composer
Bill Butler - Director of Photography, THE PLAGUE (2006)
David Krishner - Producer, FRAILTY (2002)
Jeremy Sumpter - Actor, FRAILTY (2002)
Brent Hanley - Screenwriter, FRAILTY (2002)
Arnold Glassman - Documentary Filmmaker

 
Details
    Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-Ray
  • Run Time: 100
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 031398115113
  • Genre: Horror
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: September 2012

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Murder
Theatrical Release
Serial Killers
Violence
Fathers And Sons

 
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Theatrical Release: APRIL 12, 2002 (LA/NY)

Reviews:
"...This creepy role is one of Mr. McConaghey's juiciest to date....The screenplay has some clever tricks up its sleeve..." - 04/12/2002 New York Times, p.E14


"...FRAILTY is a well-crafted, disturbing Texas gothic thriller, a completely spooky piece of business that gets under your skin..." - 04/12/2002 Los Angeles Times, p.C16


"...It is an unsettling, memorable cinematic experience that does its predecessors proud....Paxton's subtle and measured direction slowly but surely ratchets up the tension..." - 04/02/2002 Hollywood Reporter, p.18-22


"...Paxton gives one of his strongest performances ever..." - 02/01/2002 Box Office, p.55


"...A powerful, disturbing work....[The film] has the elements of a horror movie and police procedural, but it is much more -- deeper, more thoughtful, more tragic..." - 06/02/2002 Chicago Sun-Times, p.6


"...Paxton The Director exhibits a visual sensibility to match the sober story and low-key performances..." - 10/01/2002 Total Film, p.127


"...It's the film's patient pacing and moody atmosphere that are so unsettling..." - 09/20/2002 Entertainment Weekly, p.82

 
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