The Visitation

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A mysterious stranger with a magic touch descends upon the small town of Antioch and the town is slowly divided by his seemingly supernatural presence in director Robby Henson's adaptation of Frank Peretti's best-selling novel. Despite the fact that he may have the power to heal, the charismatic stranger nevertheless radiates a strange aura of menace and malevolence. Some believe him to be the one true messiah, and others dismiss him as a false prophet sent to seduce the souls of the weak. When the events in the stranger's remote revival tent take a turn for the sinister, it's up to a fallen ex-minister to re-connect with his faith and reveal the suspicious stranger for what he really is.


Martin Donovan
as Travis Jordan
Edward Furlong
as Brandon Nichols
Kelly Lynch
as Morgan Elliot
Randy Travis
as Kyle Sherman
Richard Tyson
as Sheriff Brett Henchle
Ellen Geer
as Mrs. Macon
Joe Unger
as Matt Kiley
Priscilla Barnes
as Dee Henchle
Noah Segan
as Michael Elliot
James Horan
as Tall Man
Hillary Tuck
as Darlene Henchle
Lin Ciangio
as Nancy Barrons
Lew Temple
as Dep. Tommy Smalls
Frank Clem
as Nevin Sorrell
Ruben Moreno
as Arnold Kowalski
Clement E. Blake
as Norman Dillard
Debi Kalman
as Delores
Jerry Rose
as Lutheran Pastor
Wendell Wright
as Baptist Preacher
Jesse Corti
as Catholic Priest
Jhey Castles
as Marian Jordan
Joshua Popke
as Young Justin
Jill Ludlow
as Social Worker
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Critic Reviews for The Visitation

All Critics (4) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (3)

  • Here's a 'Christian movie' that's an embarrassment to a genre that doesn't exactly have a reputation for producing great art.

    Nov 10, 2006 | Rating: 0/4
  • The first half of The Visitation moves slowly and surely, building an appropriate level of edgy suspense before disintegrating into standard horror-flick clichés.

    Mar 4, 2006 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…
  • You could rent it for the religion, the kooky cast, or for the B-movie fun of it.

    Feb 26, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • There's not an awful lot of blood and gore, but the elements of horror and suspense are definitely there and Henson does a great job of bringing them to the fore.

    Feb 22, 2006 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Visitation

  • May 10, 2010
    without edward furlong it's just your average horror but with him and his acting skills i believed he was the 2nd coming... it's such a shame he doesn't get much work or chooses not to take too many roles. i'm not sure which... but clearly he's one of the most talented modern actors out there. worth seeing in american history X along with norton too and the obvious one being him in his younger days as john conner in T2
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • Nov 09, 2007
    From T2 to modern day B-Movie star, Edward Furlong continues to be mesmerizing on the big screen. His performance in The Visitation was amazing and overlooked, because of its small budget and direct-to-video status. This film is what every horror movie aspires to be, truly scary! There are no blood or guts in this film, but what it does have is a great story and talented cast. A man shows up in the small town of Antioch and starts performing miracles, but for what purpose? He quickly wins over most of the local people, but not all of them. The story follows this friction to an unbelievable conclusion. The Visitation isn't just a scary story, it's actually got a plot. I wasn't expecting to like it as much as I did.
    Todd S Super Reviewer
  • Nov 02, 2007
    Weird, creepy, but interesting.
    Yinalí R Super Reviewer
  • May 17, 2007
    Bad acting and editing, confusing, not scary at all. I actually laughed because some of the parts were so corny.
    Rachel a Super Reviewer

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