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Actors: Hugh Quarshie, Tomas Arana, Barbara Cupisti, Asia Argento, Feodor Chaliapin Jr.

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The screenplay of THE CHURCH has been written by Dario Argento and Michele Soavi who directed the movie on 1988.
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Germany, the Medieval Times. The possessed inhabitants of a small village lost in the forest are slaughtered by Crusaders who built a church on the dead corpses. Hundred of years later, the vault is accidentally open and a subtle mechanism invented by the architect of the church closes the only door of the religious building. Trapped, the visitors of the church are attacked and possessed by what lied beneath.

Poor acting and screenplay but superb cinematography and some scenes worthy to appear in an anthology. After Mario Bava and Dario Argento, Michele Soavi perpetuates the italian horror tradition.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 50%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Horror film?    -   Yes Horror Plotlets:    -   haunted house or boat

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   religious figure Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black (American)

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany Forest?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   sewers/subways    -   cave    -   church/synagogue

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gory visuals of deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   sex under blankets Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   run over    -   impaled    -   decapitated    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   nasty human transformations

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