Gallows humour is the order of the day, though nobody seems to have realised that black comedy is still required to be funny.Reuse content
Even before the opening credits of this Spanish horror movie, a priest has been crushed by a gigantic stone cross. And, as you'd expect from the director of the gruesome Accion Mutante, there's barely a frame of film here that's not dripping with blood. No opportunity to depict a massive head wound, or a bone-shattering fall down several flights of stairs, is avoided. If as much attention had been paid to plot and tone as to makeup effects, this story of a theology professor (Angulo) who invokes the devil could have been a neat and nasty take on The Omen.