Oh poop. Let's not think about it. Only I guess we're obliged to. Well, when cinema has one of its outbreaks of demonic possession, the pundits jump on board and forecast the downfall of western civilisation. It's a mass spiritual crisis. Movies are glamourising the devil, making today's youth copy the evil they watch on screen. They see Linda Blair's head swivel 180 degrees in The Exorcist and suddenly everybody's doing it. You don't get to write that sort of tosh about a Paul Hogan turkey like Almost an Angel.
Anyway, what I want to know is this. If the possessed doll in Child's Play means we're all going to hell, then does Faraway, So Close mean salvation is at hand? Can we look forward to moral renewal and headlines like 'Teenager Helps Old Lady Across Busy Road' and 'Merry Christmas, War is Over'?
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