The Reaping
The Reaping (2007)
Title: The Reaping
Directed by: Stephen Hopkins
Written by: Carey W. Hayes; Chad Hayes
Produced by: Bruce Berman; Susan Downey; Herbert W. Gains; Richard Mirisch; Erik Olsen; Steve Richards; Joel Silver; Robert Zemeckis
Music by: John Frizzell
Cinematography: Peter Levy
Edited by: Colby Parker, Jr.
Distributed by: Warner Bros.
Dark Castle Entertainment
Village Roadshow Pictures
Released: April 5th, 2007
Rating: R
Running time: 99 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Budget: $40,000,000 [1][2]
Gross: $25,117,498 (US) [1]
$62,771,059 (Worldwide)[2]

The Reaping is an American horror film of the supernatural thriller genre. It was directed by Stephen Hopkins and written by Carey and Chad Hayes based on a story treatment by Brian Russo. It was produced by Warner Bros., Dark Castle Entertainment and Village Roadshow Pictures and released theatrically in the United States on April 5th, 2007. The movie stars Hilary Swank as Katherine Winter, David Morrissey as Doug, Idris Elba as Ben, AnnaSophia Robb as Loren McConnell, Stephen Rea as Father Costigan and William Ragsdale as Sheriff Cade. The movie takes place in Louisiana and involves a paranormal debunker, Katherine Winter, who finds that she needs to regain a hold of her lost faith in order to ferret out the mystery behind a series of paranormal phenmenona of Biblical origin.

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  • The tagline for the film is "What Hath God Wrought?"
  • The Reaping closed out of theaters on June 7th, 2007 after having been in release for a total of nine weeks (64 days). [2]
  • The Reaping received an 8% "Rotten" rating on the Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer. [4]
  • "The Reaping" is also the title of a Doctor Who audio drama by Big Finish Productions.
  • Originally, the story was to take place in New England, but at the recommendation of actress Hilary Swank, the setting was changed to Louisiana.
  • One of the consultants approached to lend insight into the film was Joe Nickell - a skeptical investigator of the paranormal and author. He was invited to be present at some of the initial filming sequences in St. Francisville, Louisiana in September, 2005. [7]

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