Let's see if former child star Christian Slater can revive his stalled career with this action horror flick.
He plays a paranormal detective who looks into the death of a friend and discovers - oooh! - remnants of an ancient civilization and resurrected evil demons. And fellow B-list star Stephen Dorff .
The ads look like German director Uwe Boll 's drawing heavily on the Alien movie aesthetic. It's based on the popular Atari video game, so there's obviously a built-in post-pubescent male demographic that's going to line up no matter what.
Come to think of it, co-star Tara Reid - the other starlet whose breast fell out of her outfit last year - should appeal to the same viewers.
• Opens Friday (January 28). For venues and times, see Movie listings. Screened after press time. See review January 28 at www.nowtoronto.com/film.