Dir. Mark and John Polonia
1985, USA, 60 min
Featuring a pre-recorded introduction by director Mark Polonia.
Shot in 1985 and assembled thirty years later, Church of The Damned is the first attempt at a full-length feature from teenage terror twins Mark and John Polonia. When a small town is plagued with Satanic murders, local detective Messiah Ward and his sidekick Barney must unravel the clues and stop the bloodshed. But of course, no one is prepared for the secrets of The Brotherhood of Satan and their demon from Hell. Church of The Damned is a joyous, dream-like peek at the beginnings of Mark and John Polonia’s DIY legacy.
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“Earlier slashers like The Initiation are fun, but do they have some teen getting his dick ripped off by a black magic zombie? I think not. Totally inspiring.” – Elizabeth Purchell, Letterboxd