Frailty – Filtered
On a dark and stormy night at FBI headquarters in Dallas, a strange man saunters in claiming his brother is the notorious ‘God’s Hand’ serial killer. Fenton Meiks (Matthew McConaughey), then proceeds to tell FBI agent Wesley Doyle (Powers Boothe) his story from the beginning. As the movie flashes back to Fenton (Matthew O’Leary) as a boy, we learn he grows up in a motherless house with his younger brother Adam (Jeremy Sumpter) and his widower Dad (Bill Paxton). Life is fine until Dad receives a ‘vision from God’ that the family will become demon hunters. ‘God’ eventually provides the weapons, and the family begins to kidnap and kill ‘demons’ masquerading as people. Fenton eventually connects his family’s actions with more recent killings, but that is only the beginning of this chilling horror story.
“Frailty” is an exciting and entertaining thriller. All the killing was never really shown but you could hear everything. The film shows how the demons corrupted the father’s mind. And it also shows that the son has to live with his memories of this time for the rest of his life. The film is not Dove approved as it has many potentially frightening scenes and occult themes, although little blood is shown.