May 26, 2024

Nefarious 2023 Movie Review

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Nefarious 2023 Movie Review

NEFARIOUS is a supernatural thriller. A skeptical psychiatrist, Dr. James Martin, takes the place of another psychiatrist who committed suicide. Dr. Martin has to interview a condemned serial killer to see if he’s sane enough to be executed. The prisoner tells the psychiatrist that he’s a demon called Lord Nefarious. Martin asks Nefarious to prove that he’s a demon, but he gets more than he expected by making such a foolish demand.
NEFARIOUS is an intense, spooky thriller with a few good twists, dramatic dialogue, excellent performances, and riveting direction. It has a strong Christian worldview that dramatically depicts the battle between God and Satan’s world of demonic evil. God is clearly more powerful, however. For example, in one scene a character appeals to God and God performs a miracle. However, NEFARIOUS has a very strong execution scene that warrants extreme caution. The movie also has three relatively light obscenities and some scary conversations with a man who claims to be a demon. Eventually, the demon’s plans in NEFARIOUS are thwarted, but in an unexpected way that involves an Act of God.

NEFARIOUS is a supernatural horror movie about a skeptical psychiatrist assigned to visit a condemned serial killer to see if he’s sane enough to be executed, but the prisoner tells the psychiatrist that he’s a demon, and the psychiatrist asks for proof.

The movie opens with one psychiatrist committing suicide by jumping out a window. Cut to another psychiatrist, Dr. James Martin, taking the dead psychiatrist’s place. Martin is entering a prison to interview a condemned serial killer, Edward Wayne Brady, before his scheduled execution at 11 pm. The warden wants Martin to declare Brady sane so that the execution can take place as scheduled. He gives Martin until 4 pm to decide.

However, when Martin starts to interrogate Brady, Brady tells Martin that he’s actually taking to a demon calling himself Nefarious. The demon claims that his possession of Brady took place in stages since he was a child but says that Brady is now totally under his control. Martin asks Nefarious to talk to Brady, and Brady is a whimpering, pitiable creature.

Martin is still skeptical, however. He asks Nefarious to give him proof that he’s really a demon, but Martin gets more than he bargained for by making such a foolish demand.

NEFARIOUS is an intense, spooky thriller with a well-written script and a few good twists. Sean Patrick Flanery and Jordan Belfi as Nefarious and the psychiatrist, Dr. Martin, have to hold up the story since most of the movie involves their characters doing verbal battle. They do a great job, which also means that the movie is directed well.

NEFARIOUS has a strong Christian worldview that dramatically depicts the age-old battle between God and Satan’s world of demonic evil. God is clearly more powerful, however. For example, in one scene a character appeals to God for help against a demonic power, and God performs a miracle, answering the prayer.

NEFARIOUS contains a very strong, intense execution scene. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution. The movie also has three relatively light obscenities and some scary conversations with a man who claims to be a demon. Eventually, the demon’s plans are thwarted, but in an unexpected way that involves an Act of God.

Nefarious 2023 Movie Review