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Lost Souls Details


A woman who has survived the touch of ultimate evil must now save one man from the same fate in order to protect the world in this supernatural thriller. Maya Larkin (Winona Ryder) is a devout Catholic who is said to have been possessed by a demon as a child; she now works with Father Lareaux (John Hurt) and John Townshend (Elias Koteas), fellow believers who perform exorcisms on troubled souls they believe are controlled by Satan. While performing an exorcism on a mass murderer, Henry Birdsong (John Diehl), Maya, and her cohorts come in contact with Peter Kelson (Ben Chaplin), a journalist and noted authority on the criminal mind who believes the notion of "evil with a capital E" is absurd. Peter is an agnostic despite being raised by a Catholic priest; his uncle, Father James (Philip Baker Hall), raised Peter after the death of his parents while he was still a child. During their failed exorcism, Birdsong tells Maya that Satan will return to Earth, inhabiting the body of a man in order to reclaim this world. As Maya attempts to unravel the code of who the devil's victim will be, she comes to the awful realization that the most likely candidate is Peter Kelson. Lost Souls marked the directorial debut of cinematographer Janusz Kaminski, whose camera credits include Saving Private Ryan, Schindler's List, and Jerry Maguire. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:October 13, 2000


Winona Ryder
as Maya Larkin
Ben Chaplin
as Peter Kelson
Sarah Wynter
as Claire Van Owen
Philip Baker Hall
as Father James
John Hurt
as Father Lareaux
Elias Koteas
as John Townsend
Brian Reddy
as Father Frank
John Beasley
as Mike Smythe
John Diehl
as Henry Birdson
Victor Slezak
as Father Thomas
Brad Greenquist
as George Viznik
W. Earl Brown
as William Kelson
James Lancaster
as Father Jeremy


Janusz Kaminski
Nina R. Sadowsky
Meg Ryan
Pierce Gardner
Screen Story
Pierce Gardner
Betsy Stahl
Screen Story
Andrew Mondshein
Anne Goursaud
Garreth Stover
Production Designer
Chris Cornwell
Art Director
Christopher Cronyn
Donna Langley
Executive Producer
Pierce Gardner
Executive Producer
Betsy Stahl
Executive Producer
Michael De Luca
Executive Producer
Carl Stansel
Set Designer
Conny Marinos
Set Designer
Jason Weil
Set Designer
Sloane U'ren
Set Designer
Larry Dias
Set Designer
Larry Dias
Set Decorator
Jill M. Ohanneson
Costume Designer
Nilo Otero
First Assistant Director
Mindy Marin
Jay Riddle
Visual Effects Supervisor