The Reaping


1h 38m 2007

Brief Synopsis

Katherine Winter doesn't believe in miracles--she believes in facts. A former minister, Katherine turned her back on the cloth after losing her young daughter and husband while doing missionary work in the Sudan, and now seeks answers through scientific investigation rather than prayer. As a university professor, she has become the foremost debunker of supposed miracles, called to sites all over the world to investigate weeping statues, wall stains resembling saints and palms that bleed. And so far, there is no divine mystery she hasn't solved. But when small-town schoolteacher Doug Blackwell seeks her help with a series of bizarre occurrences the townspeople believe to be sent by God, Katherine and her partner Ben come to learn that sometimes miracles can be treacherous, and the line between faith and superstition is dangerously thin. Hidden among the woods and swamplands of Louisiana, Haven is a town where the rules of reason seem to have been rewritten. A child has died and the river has turned to blood, which is only the beginning of what appears to be a revisiting of the Biblical ten plagues upon the town. For the first time in her professional career, Katherine can't explain these phenomena with science. The townspeople believe an enigmatic child named Loren McConnell has brought God's wrath to their doorstep, but what they see as a harbinger of evil, Katherine sees as a lost child needing her help. The more she is drawn into the dark heart of the mystery, the more Katherine discovers her own role in a conspiracy that threatens to shroud the world in darkness.

Film Details

Also Known As
Reaping
MPAA Rating
Genre
Horror
Thriller
Religion
Release Date
2007
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Synopsis

Katherine Winter doesn't believe in miracles--she believes in facts. A former minister, Katherine turned her back on the cloth after losing her young daughter and husband while doing missionary work in the Sudan, and now seeks answers through scientific investigation rather than prayer. As a university professor, she has become the foremost debunker of supposed miracles, called to sites all over the world to investigate weeping statues, wall stains resembling saints and palms that bleed. And so far, there is no divine mystery she hasn't solved. But when small-town schoolteacher Doug Blackwell seeks her help with a series of bizarre occurrences the townspeople believe to be sent by God, Katherine and her partner Ben come to learn that sometimes miracles can be treacherous, and the line between faith and superstition is dangerously thin. Hidden among the woods and swamplands of Louisiana, Haven is a town where the rules of reason seem to have been rewritten. A child has died and the river has turned to blood, which is only the beginning of what appears to be a revisiting of the Biblical ten plagues upon the town. For the first time in her professional career, Katherine can't explain these phenomena with science. The townspeople believe an enigmatic child named Loren McConnell has brought God's wrath to their doorstep, but what they see as a harbinger of evil, Katherine sees as a lost child needing her help. The more she is drawn into the dark heart of the mystery, the more Katherine discovers her own role in a conspiracy that threatens to shroud the world in darkness.

Crew

Gary Abrahamian

Cgi Artist

Jeff Adams

Set Designer

Christopher Alba

Assistant Sound Editor

Diccon Alexander

Digital Effects Artist

Natalie Allan

Assistant

Jeff Atmajian

Original Music

Aaron Auch

Assistant

Adam Avery

Visual Effects Editor

Adam J Babin

Office Assistant

Sim Bajaj

Assistant

Benjamin A Bardin

Key Grip

Garnet Baril

Special Effects Technician

Judy Barr

Digital Effects Artist

Adam Barth

Video Assist/Playback

Travis Baumann

Visual Effects

Bruce Berman

Executive Producer

Jerry Bertolami

Dolly Grip

George Best

Office Assistant

Jayni Borgaro

Compositing Supervisor

Jon Bowen

Digital Effects Artist

Vanessa Boyce

Digital Effects Artist

Dameon Boyle

Digital Effects Artist

Eddie Braun

Stunts

Chris Brenczewski

Special Effects Technician

Richard Briscoe

Digital Effects Artist

Andre Brizzard

Digital Effects Artist

James Brown

Song

James Brown

Song Performer

Mark Brown

Assistant Property Master

Robert L Burnside

Song

Robert L Burnside

Song Performer

Michael Buster

Dialect Coach

David E Campbell

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Stephen Campbell

Camera Operator

John Cassella Jr.

Cgi Artist

Andrew Chapman

Cg Supervisor

Marty Cherrix

Local Casting

Andrew Clapp

Chief Lighting Technician

Gary Clay

Rigging Grip

Bonnie Clevering

Hair

Stacey S. Clipp

Assistant Editor

Richard Collis

Digital Effects Artist

Will Corriea

Digital Effects Artist

Alistair Crawford

Digital Effects Artist

Brandon Criswell

Compositing Supervisor

Stephenson Crossley

Assistant Location Manager

William Greg Curtis

Special Effects Technician

Pud Cusack

Post-Production Sound

Renee D. Czarapata

Accounting Assistant

Valerie Davidson

Foley Editor

Dane A. Davis

Sound Effects Editor

Tom Daws

Compositing Supervisor

Bill R Dean

Sound Effects Editor

Victoria Dekay

Costume Supervisor

Dimitri Delacovias

Digital Effects Artist

Michael Dittmar

Location Assistant

Kristen Donaldson

Art Department Coordinator

Susan Downey

Producer

Brennan Dyson

Stunts

Mikey Eberle

Assistant

Robert Elhai

Original Music

Jacob Estes

Other

Dale Ettema

Special Effects Technician

Julia Evershade

Adr Editor

Paula Fairfield

Sound Effects Editor

Jimmy Ferguson

Assistant Camera

Jesse Fernley

Compositing Supervisor

Tod Feuerman

Editor

Christopher M Fisher

Assistant Camera

John Fisher

Special Effects Technician

Stephanie Flack

Dialogue Editor

Sara Flamm

Production Supervisor

Cliff Fleming

Pilot

David Craig Forrest

Makeup

James Foster

Digital Effects Artist

Winston Foster

Song

Mike Foyle

Digital Effects Artist

Wayne French

Transportation Captain

Bryan Friday

Stunts

John C Frizzell

Music Composer

John C Frizzell

Music Producer

John C Frizzell

Original Music

James Furlong

Digital Effects Artist

Herb Gains

Unit Production Manager

Herb Gains

Producer

John Galloway

Digital Effects Artist

Steve Garrad

Visual Effects Producer

Kate Garwood

Associate Producer

Julia Gaudette

Visual Effects

Lex Geddings

Stunts

Andy Gill

Stunts

Cody Gill

Stunts

Jack Gill

Stunts

Rohit Gill

Digital Effects Artist

Kathrine Gordon

Hair

Beka Wilson Gregory

Hair

Michell Gritzer

Dga Trainee

Ummi Gudjonnsen

Digital Effects Artist

Hilbert Hakim

Assistant Director

Kristian Harloff

Assistant

Gavin Harrison

Digital Effects Artist

Jim Harrison

Music Editor

Thirl Haston

Stunts

Dion Hatch

Visual Effects

Sanford Hatcher

Craft Service

Carey Hayes

Screenplay

Chad Hayes

Screenplay

Gregory A. Hedgepath

Sound Designer

Gregory A. Hedgepath

Supervising Sound Editor

D. M. Hemphill

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Robert S Henderson

Special Effects Technician

Mo Henry

Negative Cutter

Charles Thomas Hinson

Rigging Grip

Bryan Hirota

Visual Effects Supervisor

Hilda Hodges

Foley Artist

Lubo Hristov

Visual Effects Supervisor

Simon Hughes

Digital Effects Artist

Claire Inglis

Digital Effects Artist

Jerry Jackson

Transportation Coordinator

Kevin Jackson

Best Boy Grip

Mark Jackson

Coordinator

Stephen James

Digital Effects Artist

David Jobe

Foley Artist

David Jobe

Foley Mixer

Tim Jones

Digital Effects Artist

Tom Jones

Construction Coordinator

Abraham Kambanopoulos

Digital Effects Artist

Patrick Kavanaugh

Compositing Supervisor

James Keith

Location Assistant

Lora Kennedy

Casting

Michael Kennedy

Visual Effects Producer

Jason King

Sound Effects Editor

Andrew Kinney

Original Music

Christopher Kirkland

Office Assistant

Arlene Kiyabu

Casting Associate

Steve Kline

Special Effects Technician

Joel Kramer

Stunts

Jeffrey Kurland

Costume Designer

Bruce Kuroyama

Special Effects Technician

William Laczko

Transportation Captain

Shari Lafranchi

Production Coordinator

Giovanni Lampassi

Chief Lighting Technician

Mary Jo Lang

Foley Mixer

Cliff Lanning

Assistant Director

Lara Larkin

Assistant

Mark Larry

Sound Effects Editor

John Lavis

Medic

Henry Lawes

Song Performer

Sue Dee Lazzerini

Instructor

Jerome Leroy

Original Music

Luke Letkey

Digital Effects Artist

Peter Levy

Director Of Photography

Kelly Lind

Assistant

Eric Lindemann

Sound Effects Editor

Ed Lipscomb

Assistant Location Manager

April Littlejohn

Stunts

Sarah Lockwood

Digital Effects Artist

Stuart Love

Digital Effects Artist

Larry Mah

Music Engineer

Lisa Maher

Visual Effects Producer

Christopher Markus

Other

Kim Martinez

Costumer

Michael Martinez

Camera Operator

Helena Masand

Digital Effects Artist

Paul Mccloskey

Assistant

Stephen Mcfeely

Other

Ken Mcgaugh

Visual Effects Supervisor

Louis Medrano

Painter

Gurel Mehmet

Digital Effects Artist

Michael Meinardus

Special Effects Coordinator

Joe Mensching

Post-Production Assistant

Carla Meyer

Dialect Coach

Richard Mirisch

Coproducer

Larry Misselhorn

Greensman

Chris Mohout

Assistant

Autumn Lee Montgomery

Office Assistant

Alyson Moore

Foley Artist

James Morioka

Dialogue Editor

Joshua Mueller

Stunts

Sonja Munsterman

Stunts

Walter Slater Murch

Assistant Editor

Carla Murray

Sound Effects Editor

Don Myers

Special Effects Technician

Douglas Noe

Makeup

Paul Norris

Digital Effects Artist

Peter J Novak

Location Manager

Thomas J. O'connell

Adr Mixer

Gregory Oehler

Visual Effects

Erik Olsen

Executive Producer

David Orr

Color Timer

Tom Ozanich

Sound Effects Editor

Gene Page

Photography

Sona Pak

Visual Effects

Jose Paramo

Special Effects Technician

Colby Parker Jr.

Editor

Willie Partin

Transportation Captain

Phil Pastuhov

Photography

Ami Patel

Digital Effects Artist

Eric Pender

Cgi Artist

Sharon Peng

Digital Effects Artist

Film Details

Also Known As
Reaping
MPAA Rating
Genre
Horror
Thriller
Religion
Release Date
2007
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video October 16, 2007

Released in United States Spring April 5, 2007

James Cox previously attached to direct.

Released in United States Spring April 5, 2007

Released in United States on Video October 16, 2007