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YMMV / The Church

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YMMV for the band:

  • Broken Base: General rule of thumb when talking about these guys is to not start a debate about which of their albums is the best. You'll more than likely start flame wars. Usually, people think a lot of their albums are great, but because of the many different flavors of The Church, it's hard to get people to really decide on a favorite album.
  • Signature Song: Because of its success, "Under the Milky Way" has become this to the band.

YMMV for the 1988 film:

  • Awesome Music: When you have Philip Glass, Goblin and Keith Emerson collaborating on a soundtrack, this is bound to happen.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: While many side character arcs qualify, Father Gus' archery practice scene is probably the most notable, as it looks like it'll be a major plot point, but nothing ever comes of it, except in a brief flashback that had no relevance to the scene in question.
  • Director Displacement: Typically regarded as Dario Argento's The Church but he was the producer and one of the writers. Michele Soavi was the director.
  • Jerkass Woobie: For all his abusive behavior, Herman only wanted to keep his family safe from a world that he viewed as corrupt. When he gets possessed, he's horrified and tries to kill himself with a jackhammer.
  • Nausea Fuel: Overlapping with Special Effects Failure; The scene where one woman gets her face flattened by a subway train is unbelieveably, horribly disgusting and sickening! The flattened face in question looks like a mixture of crumbled haggis and maggot cheese!
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  • What Could Have Been: It was supposed to be Demons 3 but Soavi decided to add a lot more original stuff in it. It also caused a bit of schism between him and Argento.

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