THE MESSENGERS (D: Danny Pang, Oxide Pang, 84 min)
Now that January - the worst month for first-run releases - is officially over, things might pick up at the multiplexes. This week's horror film could scare up some box office among the fright-film set. The Messengers stars Kristen Stewart (Jodie Foster's daughter in Panic Room) as a teen whose three-year-old brother sees dead people on their North Dakota farm. Penelope Ann Miller and Dylan McDermott , two B-plus actors, play her parents. An even more promising sign is that Sam Raimi is a producer. Opens Friday (February 2). Screened after press time -- see review February 5 at www.nowtoronto.com/film.