La Chiesa (The Church) (Cathedral of Demons)
La Chiesa (The Church) (Cathedral of Demons) (1989)

When Templar knights find a group of active Satanists worshipping in a remote village, they brutally slay them all and bury their corpses in a huge pit, which they mark with a cross. Later a great cathedral is built there. Centuries pass… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 19, 2002
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

[Michele] Soavi creates a total, apocalyptic sense of dread that never leaves even the most domestic moments of the film.

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Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

I don't know what YOU generally look for in a horror flick, but unless it's "talking and lots of it" I'd stay far away from this one.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Even when the film gets slow, it's nearly impossible to turn away and risk missing the next beautifully framed shot.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

Sovai doesn't settle for the easy, opting instead for a more oblique and suggestive, rather than graphic, approach to the material

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Yeah, it's pretty silly -- and yet the film induces a lingering unease that's hard to shake. I lay this at the film's fairly nasty tone and some of the more disturbing images.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

There is no denying the dreaminess of Soavi's stream-of-consciousness horror show.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
The Church was originally going to be part of the Demons series, but it ended up being a totally different film altogether. Directed by Argento protégé. Michele… More
Robert C
Everything that I love (and dislike) about Italian horror. I love the premise of the film, which is that "The Church" is an ancient machine… More
Steve K
Very much an 80's Italian horror film. A little less gore, perhaps. A little long in the tooth.
Conner Rainwater
Aside from it's essential viewing for the sake of the Demons franchise, this has very little to offer in terms of being a horror movie. The only thing that… More
Lee ?
A nice slice of Italian horror from the tail end of its golden years about a Demonic plague which is unleashed from the pit of a Church is modern day Germany.… More
A.D. Villarreal
Originally this was supposed to be Demons 3 but was retitled during production. It falls just short of the first film but fully eclipses the second. It also… More