The Church (La Chiesa) Reviews

  • May 08, 2020

    Not quite as compelling as his feature film debut Stagefright, Michlle Soavi still packs The Church with enough creative set pieces and ghastly images to satisfy most genre fans.

    Not quite as compelling as his feature film debut Stagefright, Michlle Soavi still packs The Church with enough creative set pieces and ghastly images to satisfy most genre fans.

  • Apr 08, 2019

    Hallucinatory and surreal, The Church is borderline experimental, strongly favoring aesthetic over plot. Much of the ensuing brutal and chaotic horrorscape is inventive and intriguing, but over the top effects, unexplained plot twists, and poorly defined motivations more often than not result in unintentional camp. The Church is lurid and bizarre, creatively horrific, and ridiculous.

    Hallucinatory and surreal, The Church is borderline experimental, strongly favoring aesthetic over plot. Much of the ensuing brutal and chaotic horrorscape is inventive and intriguing, but over the top effects, unexplained plot twists, and poorly defined motivations more often than not result in unintentional camp. The Church is lurid and bizarre, creatively horrific, and ridiculous.

  • Nov 24, 2018

    Italian-made horror film is slow-moving.

    Italian-made horror film is slow-moving.

  • Jul 28, 2018

    Must see if you like Italian horror!

    Must see if you like Italian horror!

  • Jul 01, 2018

    this movie was pretty cool in a lot of ways for being a latter day italian horror

    this movie was pretty cool in a lot of ways for being a latter day italian horror

  • Jan 10, 2018

    Ez, gyerekek... az idei Hernád fesztivál nyitófilmje...

    Ez, gyerekek... az idei Hernád fesztivál nyitófilmje...

  • Mar 10, 2017

    Great story and gore only let down by questionable acting. The Church was built on the graves of demons buried long ago. But due to some renovations being performed, they are released. The people are locked in the church and dispatched in creative ways, while a sense of dread keeps growing. This movie is lots of fun; very entertaining and creative.

    Great story and gore only let down by questionable acting. The Church was built on the graves of demons buried long ago. But due to some renovations being performed, they are released. The people are locked in the church and dispatched in creative ways, while a sense of dread keeps growing. This movie is lots of fun; very entertaining and creative.

  • Feb 10, 2017

    Sort of boring but pretty okay finale.

    Sort of boring but pretty okay finale.

  • Feb 06, 2017

    Gorgeously shot, as usual with these old Italian films, with an interesting score and some solid effects. The story may be a little all over the place, but it's still a lot easier to follow than some other Argento stuff. The movie starts off quite strong, then slows down, before ramping back up to a great ending.

    Gorgeously shot, as usual with these old Italian films, with an interesting score and some solid effects. The story may be a little all over the place, but it's still a lot easier to follow than some other Argento stuff. The movie starts off quite strong, then slows down, before ramping back up to a great ending.

  • Dec 22, 2016

    Beautifully shot Italian shocker with an uneasy atmosphere and a Goblin, Emerson and Glass soundtrack.

    Beautifully shot Italian shocker with an uneasy atmosphere and a Goblin, Emerson and Glass soundtrack.