|Denzel Washington||John Hobbes|
|Donald Sutherland||Lieutenant Stanton|
|Embeth Davidtz||Gretta Milano|
|Elias Koteas||Edgar Reese|
|Michael J. Pagan||Sam|
After witnessing the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese, whom he arrested, police detective John Hobbes, and his partner, Jonesy, are soon investigating another murderer whose mode of operation is eerily similar to Reese's. In the course of the investigation, Hobbes meets theology professor Gretta Milano, who introduces him to the world of the occult and the possibility that an evil spirit is behind the killings.