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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Chris Hatcher
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Nestor Tibbot (as Hardee Lineham)
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Larry Eggers (as Gordon M. Woolvett)
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Father Finler
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Jazz
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Paul
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Bishop Gallo
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 theatrical and television 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.
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About as good as direct-to-video gets.
11 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

With direct to video, you always have lowered expectations. So this one really grabs you. Good to see Michael Rooker playing a Good Guy. Thats part of what works. He has that capacity to turn evil at any moment. An as-kicking, devil-whomping priest!

Again with this type of movie you don't expect the best special effects, you have to appreciate the sense that people cared enough about this story to do it as well as they did it on a button buget.


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