My kind of movie credit.


From the end credits for The Unborn:

No actual Torah scrolls were destroyed or damaged in the making of this motion picture.

This appears just below the standard bit that reassures us the animal action was monitored by the American Humane Society.

I do find the credit kind of amusing, but I’m not just being snarky here. I actually like it when a movie about religious or sacred or supernatural things takes them at least quasi-seriously.

But it does make you wonder about other things. Like whether any “actual” prayers were said or any “actual” spirits were invoked!

About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his film column, which won multiple awards from the Evangelical Press Association, the Canadian Church Press and the Fellowship of Christian Newspapers, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005).

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11884647995104136193 matushkadonna

    that was always the worry with productions of (ooh, I almost said something other than THE SCOTTISH PLAY)…..were there actual demons being raised? Hence the play’s rep for unluckiness…..

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11884647995104136193 matushkadonna

    oh, and I misread your title at first. I thought you meant a ‘kind of’ movie credit that credited you….:-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11340006144797496514 RC

    that’s a really interesting credit, but it’s certainly one i feel like i can appreciate.


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