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Johnny Depp stars in this strange mystery surrounding a demonic book that supposedly opens a gate to hell and can grant the owner limitless power. But as he gets closer to the truth behind the tome, he gets closer to danger as well. A rare gothic thriller from Roman Polanski, king of devil horror! A little slow in parts, but still a decent film. Also includes Lena Olin, Frank Langella, James Russo, and Jack Taylor *** stars out of 5. Ratings Break-Down: Scary/Suspenseful: ** (out of 5) Special Effects: ** Acting: **** (out of 5) Writing: *** (out of 5) Directing:**** (out of 5).