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The Church (1989) Poster

(1989)

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Though it was originally conceived as another entry in the popular Demons series, director Michele Soavi insisted that the film stand alone and not be connected with the films Demons (1985) or Demons 2 (1986). In an interview Soavi referred to the Demons films as 'pizza schlock' and wanted La Chiesa to be more sophisticated.
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The image of the biker's naked girl friend hugging a winged snake-man is taken directly from a famous Boris Vallejo painting.
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The design for the lizard-demon-gargoyle creature is taken from a infamous 1600s wood-carving depicting a man selling his soul to the devil.
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Originally, Soavi and Argento wanted to shoot the movie in the Lorenzkirche of Nuremberg (Germany), and even did some test shots there. However, it was abandoned because the town of Nuremberg didn't wanted a horror movie to be shot there.
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Although the film is also known by the title 'Demons 3', the script for 'The Church' has nothing to do with the rest of the Demons series.
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In total the film had eight writers, both credited and uncredited, who worked on the script.
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The film's title for its Spain release was El Engendro del diablo, which means "The Fetus of the Devil."
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