Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Prophecy

USA 1995

Angels have no souls, but men do. Dark angel Gabriel (Christopher Walken) is angry because God has allowed humans into heaven, so Gabriel descends to earth to capture the most evil human soul he can find, planning to use it to defeat his enemies in an apocalyptic battle. While a good-hearted angel (Eric Stoltz) hides the soul in the body of a little girl, a detective (Elias Koteas) on earth tracks Gabriel's every move.

Where do I start? I have not watched this in over 10 years, but I was obsessed with this film. Even the 2 proceeding sequels just because the story was so dark. And if you know anything about Christian doctrine of any sort, the ability to imprint fear in it's youth is a chilling experience! This film really brings that fear out even if you have fallen away from the psychological comfort known as "faith". This is a must see! The cast alone demands your attention. Christopher Walken, Eric Stoltz, Elias Koteas, Viggo Mortensen, Virgina Madsen etc. There are some amazingly twisted and graphic imagery of fields of impaled angels and other "blasphemous" goodies. The plot is so good too. The soundtrack really sets the mood and could easily creep a lot of people out if it sucks them in. The gospels are burning and the pages of the holy book are soaked in angelic blood. Love it.

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