Regression (I) (2015)

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A detective and a psychoanalyst uncover evidence of a satanic cult while investigating a young woman's terrifying past.


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9 October 2015 | sirat-202-178299
5
| Tells a story rather than spewing out a string of special effects
I don't think this one will take any prizes for acting, or even for its fairly modest special effects, but it has a reasonably intelligent script and enough tension and intrigue to keep the audience awake. It takes its inspiration from a wave of Satanic child abuse accusations and actual court cases that swept the world in the 1980s and 90s, but fizzled out with very little hard evidence emerging and very few convictions. Many blamed 'false memories' implanted by well-meaning counselors and psychologists and even the Press, unintentionally encouraging people in the creation of fantasies. 'Regression' tries to show how, in a manner reminiscent of the Salem witch trials, human suggestibility creates 'evidence' out of thin air, and delusional states become contagious. In doing this it is of course skating on thin ice, since similar ideas have often been used in attempts to discredit the claims of those reporting genuine 'historical' cases of assault or abuse.

The resolution presented in 'Regression' is perhaps one of the least satisfying aspects of the film, and I was surprised that no reference was made to the fundamentalist Christian element for which parts of America are so famous.

I think this one entertains, and after a slowish start builds up to quite a fast and dramatic pace in the second half. I would definitely recommend seeing it, but I don't think you would lose very much by waiting for it to get to rental or television.

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Release Date:

2 October 2015

Language

English


Country of Origin

Spain, Canada, USA

Filming Locations

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,915 7 February 2016

Gross USA:

$55,039

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,671,101

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