Any of you that have Amazon Prime, the film The Church has been added to it, one of my favorite horror movies ever, a super atmospheric and dreamlike flick, it’s paced like a fever dream in the best way possible.
Directed by Michael Soavi, it’s a very meta movie about our expectations from horror movies and how we create and think about mythology today and the 80s Satanic panic, I fucking love it. Definitely Soavi’s best movie. Incredible soundtrack too.
On the surface it’s a very loose remake of the John Carpenter film Prince of Darkness, but it’s a more earnest cross-pollination of influences. Prince of Darkness itself, Carpenter has said few of the deaths in it were his attempts at creating an Argento-esque dreamlike horror, which is definitely succeeds at because Prince of Darkness is fantastic.
The Church began life as Demon’s 3 but Soavi felt it was too good to be part of that series so we got that Ogre movie instead, but like with “Zombi 3” I think the Church still got titled Demons 3 in some countries.