Lucky number 13 here at our Days of horror countdown… and tonight I bring forth the DC/vertigo Horror Comic turned movie, Constantine.
The troubled supernatural detective John Constantine, played by Keanu Reeves, is tasked with stopping the forces of Hell from crossing over to the Mortal realm. Helping John is a young and inexperienced apprentice Chas Kramer (Shia LaBeouf) and the hottie psychic Cop Angela Dodson (Rachel Weisz).
John lands in the middle of Angela’s investigation into the sudden and tragic suicide of her twin sister, a sin the sends your soul straight to hell. Angela seeks for John’s help in researching the occult, after clues found investigating her sister suicide point in that direction.
As a man returned from Hell himself, John’s life mission is returning the souls of the damned back to the place they belong in the hopes of saving his own blacked soul. Sadly, selfish acts are hardly looked upon as an eraser in the eyes of heaven, no matter how well intentioned your purposes are, and John must search for other ways to solve the riddles of Hell and prevent calamity from reaching the human world.
Along the way several highly recognized and powerful half-demons and half-angels are encountered and offer in their own twisted views of the wars between Heaven and Hell. Gabriel (Tilda Swinton) and Balthazar (Gavin Rossdale) are busy scheming and trying to turn the tides of the this unending struggle.
To stop the son of Satan, John will have to pull out all the stops including exorcism, communion and may even call on for the help of his oldest enemy.
A great movie for Comic and horror fans a like. Catch it if you never seen it, if it’s been a long time – watch it again.