A demon is summoned to take the soul of a young boy who has the potential to become a saint. By doing this he will open a doorway to hell and destroy the world.

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Father Vassey
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Jenny Hatcher
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Sheriff Sam Logan
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Chris Hatcher
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Hardee T. Lineham ...
Nestor Tibbot (as Hardee Lineham)
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Maggie MacKinnon
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Larry Eggers (as Gordon M. Woolvett)
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Lawrence Bayne ...
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An evil Archbishop of the Catholic Church summons a demon to try and destroy the world. The summoners are killed, but the demon escapes to hunt down its needed victim. The victim soon turns out to be a child that has the potential to become a saint. After ravaging the town and turning its citizens upon themselves, the demon soon locates and captures his prey. Written by Gothbert <gothbert@cyberramp.net>

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Rated R for horror violence/gore, language and some nudity | See all certifications »
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The credits show the film as "introducing" Kevin Zegers, but, counting both theatrical and TV movies, this is his eleventh feature role. See more »

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As Vassey drives his car into town, he opens a pill bottle to take a white tablet, yet you can see that he drops the pill just before his hand mimes popping it into his mouth. See more »

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Chris Hatcher: Listen, the sheriff's dating my aunt Jen, so that practically makes me the deputy.
Jazz: Little Deputy Dickless.
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Great 80's style cheesy horror flick with neat one liners!
23 September 2001 | by (Liverpool, England) – See all my reviews

I just love this movie. It has a reasonably original plot and is fairly well directed and filmed. The effects are, in the main, pretty good, in particular the demon. There are some interesting characters, like the assassin priest and the crazy repair-man dude played by Tony "Candyman" Todd. Kevin Zegers as the demons intended victim adds a touch of class to the movie with his well thought out and believable portrayal of Chris.

The movie just screams 1980's straight to video horror, albeit with a bigger budget and better effects. Some people seem to think this is a criticism, but when you consider how popular those 1980's horror flicks were, I don't see it as a criticism at all, I just view the movie as a retro-flick. What really makes the film stand out are the great one liners... Priest walks into police station and says "I'm looking for a boy". Police man answers "Isn't that illegal father?" to which priest retorts "F**k off!". You just gotta love it!


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