"The List" surprised us; filmed around Charleston, SC, the scenery was beautiful. The emphasis on prayer was more in-depth because it demonstrated intercessory prayer and standing in the gap. I haven't read this particular book, but this DVD is one we have kept (we do toss DVDs that do not pass the "sniff" test). Good suspenseful movie with prayer application.
This movie is slow moving, rather confusing, and lacks the Biblical substance necessary to be considered a Christian film. The ultimate climax bids the viewer understanding that prayer brings forth results; however, as it is a cheesy B-rated suspense-thriller, it relies too much on satanic undertones to keep the viewer engaged - and not enough on the Truth in the Word. This is definitely not a movie for young viewers. Unfortunately, I found that out too late. We watched it on the recommendation of a teen from our church and had to send my 8 year old promptly from the room. My older children and I kept thinking -since it was supposed to be a Christian film- that it would produce in the end, so we kept watching. It so did not. What a waste of time!