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Children of the Arcana (2003)

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After a ritual performed with Tarot Cards made out of human skin, Gordion finds himself face to face with the Keeper of Purgatory. Would it be heaven or hell, if there is even one?

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Gordion hires a young man names Steve to prepare a set of 6 Tarot Cards out of human skin for a ritual he is about to perform. When Gordion performs some duties back for Steve in exchange for his services, Gordion proceeds with the rituals which involves sewing the Tarot Cards into his own skin. Gordion dies during the process and is sent to Purgatory where The Keeper looks back at his life to decide whether he would go to heaven or hell, or be a pal! Written by Pearry Reginald Teo

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Welcome to Purgatory


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22 September 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Genesis  »

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$11,000 (estimated)

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(RCA Sound System)


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1.66 : 1
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This movie will mess you up for life!
31 August 2003 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

Ok, I've never been at a screening where 6 people actually have to get up and leave, and 2 people throw up because the gore is just that sickening. If you're looking for a movie that is unlike any horror movie you've ever seen, (and yes, I do mean very very disturbing, in such a sense that you really begin to appreciate how precious life is afterwards), then watch this film. The only problem with calling this a horror film is that the horror genre doesn't even come close to describing what type of movie this is.

Pearry Teo is the next king of suspense/horror cinema.

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