By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Updated April 26, 2002 at 04:00 AM EDT

Frailty (100 mins., R) Bill Paxton stars in and directs this sturdy, religio-nutso B horror thriller. It’s a twisted bonding movie about a good widowed Texas daddy (Paxton) who loves his two sons so much that he shatters their childhood innocence when a nighttime vision compels him to enlist his boys in the business of destroying demons by hacking folks to death. Matthew McConaughey, reveling in scruffiness, plays one of the now-grown sons, who narrates a complicated pattern of flashbacks to Powers Boothe, happily hamming it up as a skeptical FBI agent. B

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