Embeth Davidtz, Denzel Washington, 1998, (c) Warner Brothers/courtesy Everett Collection
The only thing better than watching Denzel Washington in a thriller is seeing him turn up in a supernatural thriller. This underrated 1998 gem is one of his few horror credits to date. So we are so happy Fallen is now available on Tubi. Allow us to share our notes on this classic film for those that might’ve missed out on it.
Rotten Tomatoes Synopsis
“After witnessing the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese (Elias Koteas), whom he arrested, police detective John Hobbes (Denzel Washington), and his partner, Jonesy (John Goodman), 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 (Embeth Davidtz), who introduces him to the world of the occult and the possibility that an evil spirit is behind the killings.”
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Fallen was directed by Gregory Hoblit. It was written by Nicholas Kazan. It stars Denzel Washington, Embeth Davidtz, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland, Elias Koteas, and the late James Gandolfini.
Many fans are thirsting after Denzel Washington while also describing how tense the movie is. Most viewers saw it when they were too young and are happy it still holds up after all these years.
See what Twitter is saying
Film Recommendation #018 1998’s #Fallen. #DenzelWashington Washington plays a cop who is chasing after a serial killer that he knows was caught and executed but is somehow still at large. Dark, tense, a great chase scene down a street where Denzel is the only one running pic.twitter.com/viVCV7ORYd
— Phil Edwards (@Live_for_Films) June 6, 2020
Rewatched #Fallen (1998) for the first time in 20+ years and while it’s not as scary or suspenseful as I found it as a kid. I love seeing Denzel Washington do horror. Sad that Fallen and The Bone Collector are his only two horror-adjacent films in his massive career. pic.twitter.com/bbwDY23Agd
— Jenna Ortega Stan Account! (@SchlockHorror) November 10, 2022
I will also add that #Fallen is Denzel Washington’s best movie NOT training day!!
— blerd paradox (@blerdparadox) May 22, 2020
If you’ve never seen the brilliant Denzel Washington flick #Fallen… You are missing out.
— feji🦄 (@fejimanz) May 7, 2015
As a multi-genre screenwriter, people often ask what my favorite horror film influence is expecting me to say Hitchcock, but no, it’s this brilliant gem starring Denzel Washington from 1998- amazing, terrifying, worth watching again and again. #Fallen pic.twitter.com/Lq7ycBAw6F
— ᑭᕼᗩYᒪEᑎ (@phaylen) May 11, 2023
I was obsessed with this movie as a kid and will be making this the first Denzel destination on this week’s watch list. Watch the trailer below to see why the internet is so happy this movie hit Tubi this month.
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Is Fallen one of your favorite Denzel Washington movies? Do you also wish he would do more horror movies? Then we have much to discuss at @misssharai.