The Believers ★★½ 1987 (R)
Tense horror mystery set in New York city about a series of gruesome, unexplained murders. A widowed police psychologist investigating the deaths unwittingly discovers a powerful Santeria cult that believes in the sacrifice of children. Without warning he is drawn into the circle of the “Believers” and must free himself before his own son is the next sacrifice. Gripping (and grim), unrelenting horror. 114m/C VHS, DVD . Martin Sheen, Helen Shaver, Malick Bowens, Harris Yulin, Robert Loggia, Jimmy Smits, Richard Masur, Harley Cross, Elizabeth Wilson, Lee Richardson, Carla Pinza; D: John Schlesinger; W: Mark Frost; C: Robby Muller; M: J. Peter Robinson.