Today At The Clinton Street Theater
The Man From Earth: Holocene
14,000 year-old "Man from Earth" John Oldman is now comfortably hiding in plain sight as a college professor in Northern California. But his existence comes crashing down when four students discover his deepest secret, putting his life in grave danger and potentially shaking mankind to its very soul.
Church of Film presents MESSIAH OF EVIL
IMDB User Review
Aesthetic and unique, in good ways
27 December 2004 | by Jay Bethke (South Dakota, U.S.)
Virtually all of the praise I've ever seen for this film comes with the word "but", followed by a list of flaws. This is undeserved. True, the film (in its DVD double-bill with The Devil's Nightmare form) has some minor editing issues; true, it has cheesy pop music you'd never find if you search for years (I personally consider this a GOOD thing); true, the film is not a fast paced zombie-action flick with grue and butchery (in fact, it's more cult than zombie film). BUT, what the movie does have going for it is an original edge and some sharp, moody scenes that are rare for the era.
A hundred years in the past, a demonic priest visits a sleepy Californian town and brings with him contagion. He vows to return... and as a strange zombie contagion grips Point Dune, CA, it seems like that prophecy may be coming true! A remarkably strange blend of zombie film and arthouse, MESSIAH OF EVIL gathered cult cache over the years for its heady take on the genre, it's over-the-top set pieces, and its mysterious occult plot (around which conspiracy still swirl!)