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31 Days of Halloween: Day 26: Fallen (1998) – An Intelligent Thriller with Stunning Conclusion

2sg6wPjkbde0NA2L3bgFMdgBlUMCategory: Thriller/ Mystery
Actors: Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland, Embeth Davidtz, James Gandolfini
Duration: 124 min
Rated: R

You might like this movie if you enjoyed:
The Silence of The Lambs (1991), Seven (1995), Frailty (2001)

Long Story Short:
Shortly after the serial killer Edgar Reese gets executed, there is a new series of murders that seems very similar to Reese’s style. Is this the work of a copycat killer or someone (or something) that is not from this world?

Fallen has a very clever storyline and an outstanding cast. Denzel Washington proves yet again what a talented actor he is, but so does John Goodman. The atmosphere is very dark and mysterious, and sucks one in within the first few minutes. It doesn’t rely on gore at all, so if you are a fan of slaughter fests you might not like it. However, if you appreciate a great script and story that slowly builds up and give you a great thrill ride towards the ending, you will love it. I can’t say it often enough: The best thrillers were made in the 90s. Fallen is a brilliant thriller that convinces with an intriguing plot, multifarious characters played by outstanding actors, and an unexpected conclusion. You might even get chills. 😀

Rating: 8/10


  1. I haven’t seen this in years and was talking about it just recently, it was really good. I have to see it again! Great inclusion!

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