High school senior David is offered a new foster home in Mission Point, a small town with big, eerie secrets. Shortly after arriving, David notices that his foster parent, Rob, and nearly everyone else in the town has a strange way of describing the local church, once a Christian worship center now turned into a “lodge”.
This “lodge” houses wheelmakers, an evil, demonic group of people throughout the community who have made it their mission to keep Christ out of Mission Point. To make matters worse for David, Rob has been offered a membership with the wheelmakers. However, through David’s strong faith in Jesus, he is determined to fight hell itself so Christ is once again the center of everyone’s hearts in Mission Point.
Church of Darkness is a faith-based film, but the horror elements can serve as trigger points for those with religious trauma. Evil spirits, demons, upside down crosses, and satanic behavior are continuous elements in this film. Potions, eerie rituals, and a young child trapped inside the lodge, controlled by darkness, are other evil themes that adults should note.
Due to these dark elements, this film is not appropriate for children or teens. However, because of David’s faith in Christ, viewers are reminded that Jesus reigns over all. His kingdom has no room for darkness and will never let the devil and his schemes win. Because Jesus’ power brings victory in this film, it is Dove-approved for Ages 18+.
The Dove Take
When an underground group of demonic townspeople are determined to keep Christ out of Mission Point, foster-kid David must harness all of his faith, and, ultimately, Christ’s power, to cast out darkness and restore the soul of his community.