In the late 1980s, a wave of devilish paranoia rippled through the country. If you believed the reports or that one “Oprah” episode or the doozy that is Lawrence Wright’s Remembering Satan, Satanic ritual abuse was probably a frequent witching-hour pastime in your neighbor’s barn.
Which brings us to “Regression,” a new horror movie directed by Alejandro Amenábar (“The Others”). The Huffington Post has an exclusive clip from the 1990-set film, which opens domestically this weekend. The clip begins with Ethan Hawke talking to Emma Watson about someone having “summoned the devil.” That someone includes her father, who has been accused of violating her during a sadistic act. But neither remembers the crime (this was common during SRA panic), so Hawke plays a detective investigating the allegations and “Harry Potter” co-star David Thewlis plays a psychologist uncovering their memories.
Watch the clip below. For once, you’ll be glad it’s not 1990.
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