Binding, The: Gus Krieger’s Chilling Drama, Horror

Binding, The Film Details: DecayMag.com. Gus Krieger. "The Binding"

Director: Gus Krieger

Writer: Gus Krieger

Release Date: 2015

Release Format: Streaming

MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Horror Sub-Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller

Synopsis

A young woman’s faith is put to the ultimate test when she is forced to uncover the truth behind her husband’s horrific visions.

Overview

Gus Krieger’s The Binding is a chilling supernatural emotional roller coaster ride with religious and biblical undertones. It’s divided into four parts: Genesis, Judges, Exodus, and Revelations.

Bram is a priest, who has high-strong values and beliefs. He and his wife, Sarah’s life will soon change forever when Bram confesses that he’s having visions. When the visions become life-threatening, Sarah makes Bram consult with a psychologist.

During the visit with the psychologist, Bram reveals a horrifying confession that, in his visions, a visitor, a voice is commanding him to harm his family. He thinks the visitor is God. He finds out by Dr. Kore that his visitor is, in fact, an evil spirit. Lucifer, to be exact.

After this discovery, Sarah and Bram visit Minister Uriel to rid his body of the evil spirit. After the exorcism, they try to start over and build up their lives, only to discover that the nightmare is not over. The evil spirit is still inside of Bram, and he plans to finish what he has started.

DecayMag.com. Gus Krieger. "The Binding"

Pros

The pitch and plot are familiar but fresh. Inspired by four books of the Bible, and taking the form of episodes, The Binding delivers it’s own clever approach to the circuit of spiritual-supernatural, Horror.

A family that was once considered having a perfect life is thrust into a horrifying nightmare when the husband/father begins having night visions that turn into chaotic episodes, manipulated and orchestrated by an evil entity that has invaded his body and taken over his life.

His wife begins her own private investigation to discover that he has had a violent and traumatic history with his visions since he was a child, and they have followed him throughout his life. Only, they seem to be much worse and are driving him to insanity.

In conclusion

Spiritual-supernatural movies, such as The Binding, have become a staple in Horror cinema today. Since early movies, such as The Exorcist, Rosemary’s Baby, and The Omen, filmmakers and directors have been flooding the scene with more modern-day supernatural and exorcism movies inspired highly by religion.

The Binding fits perfectly into the circuit without being a cliche or characterizing itself as just another exorcism movie.

Rating Score:  0-10 Avoid | 11-20 Mediocre | 21-30 Good | 31-40  Average | 41-50 Satisfactory | 51-60 Stunning | 61-70 Terrific | 71-80 Must See | 81-90 Amazing | 91-100 Impressive

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