The Church (1989)

Michele Soavi directs Barbara Cupisti, Tomas Arana and Asia Argento in this Italian horror where a group of priests, academics and tourists are trapped in a church that hides a portal to hell.

Quite clearly started life as a third Demons movie. It has the same form and beats. The emphasis here is less on jump scares, pandemonium and inventive kills. It is creepier and with greater focus on dread. If you wanna watch Hieronymus Bosch’s worst imagery come to life then you’ve come to the right shop. Me, I prefer the more straight out siege and chase nastiness of Demons 1&2. Still, you’ll struggle to predict who will make it to the daybreak and some of the monster FX are top notch.

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