As an ancient religious
text - the Lexicon - continues to write
itself and reveal eternal mysteries of
the universe, it is now believed to
contain the exact time when the
Antichrist will arrive!
With control of the Lexicon and it's
enormous power at stake, a group of
fallen angels lead by the evil Stark
(Tony Todd) will stop at nothing to
capture it and the young woman named
Allison (Kari Wuhrer) who possesses it!
She is chased after by strange people
speaking different languages to her and
then attacking her but yet is guided by
the devil disguised as a local man named
John Reighart (John Light) as well as
being held hostage by someone named Dylan
(Jason Scott Lee) who seems to help her
when she is in danger too.
The beginning of the story looked very dark
by showing small clips
with supporting character Father Constantin taking out a book and trying to read it
with the camera looking up at him while
reading the book about how the world is
ending speaking a different language with
good close up effects on the words
forming on the pages and then showing him
We have a good close up shot on a
little girl throwing a basketball at a
metal fence along and then getting
distracted along with a camera shot
looking up on John Reigart by having
a discussion with her in Spanish.
We also have a good close up shot on Dylan lighting a cigarette
and then loading a shotgun pointing it in
his mouth. There's a good shot on Stark playing with a slinky and then
looking down face to face with Dylan talking coldly to him after he shoots
A great shot on Allison on a
balcony with some pigeons and Dylan then holding
his gun at her later on telling his plans
We have a terrific camera shot circling
around both Dylan and Allison when he gives her a top and a wig to
A good shot on Allison looking nervous while walking through a
corridor and then a hulking throne blocks her by putting his
hand next to a wall which almost makes
you jump and showed perfect timing too.
Next we have a face licking throne coming up to her and licking
her face which looked creepy.
A perfect close up shot on Allison's eye blinking and then showing terrific
and shocking clips of disturbing moments
in her life. It was well put together.
Good camera shots on Allison walking in a
dark and abandoned cathedral with a nice
distant and dark shot on John coming out
from some blinds and then approaching
close up to her with his cold speaking.
There's many good takes on Allison walking away from the cathedral looking
nervous with two people running after her.
A nice effect on Allison cradling herself
in a cathedral with lightning striking on
There's a nice spooky moment between Allison and Gabrielle walking up to her in a
dark room with lightning whispering her
words towards her.
We have a nice conversation sequence in the
cathedral between Allison and Dylan which looked very peaceful.
There's a good silent speech by Allison towards Stark and then
breaking the silence and acting menacing
Another nice artsy moment with John stooping on a stool standing in a trance
while speaking to Allison in a
A nice passing by with Allison in
a park crossing a part lurker with him turning his head
to her with an evil look speaking another
language to her and then attacking her
with a knife
along with a good shot on her falling to
the ground and turning her body with her
eyes barely open and then her getting up
showing a good fighting battle with him.
We have a nice attacking moment by Stark slowly walking on an upper floor trying
to search for something and then crashing
down on a glass floor in a wine cellar at
the cathedral against Allison while she's trying to hide with him
pushing down a rack of wine and then
following her up a staircase with good
shots on some blood traces as well as
looking at some paper with messages on
him and then growling in anger.
There's great angle shots on Allison trying to escape on a rooftop.
A good scene with Stark slowly walking towards Allison and talking evilly to her on the top of
the cathedral and her backing up speaking
fearfully as well as a good shot on her
standing next to the ledge.
A good slow motion shot on someone
falling from the building with papers
flying all over the place with shots on Stark yelling in devasation.
Bottom line is that this is a film that is a
little different than the Gabriel flicks
and even more of a hard of a story to
understand. There are good performances and well as
the nice dark effects in the film too. We
have some intense and disturbing touches
throughout the film which still makes it
watchable but yet the story is a little
pointless nonetheless. But again I was
never a fan of the Prophecy flicks
even if they are loved by millions.
The acting is
quite good as Kari Wuhrer (Allison) shows
alot of energy in her role with her
nervous actions, screaming intensity and
her blocking is great during a fighting
scene making her part very realisitic. A great reaction on her pounding on a car door screaming
hysterically. She also reacts well to being attacked.
Jason Scott Lee (Dylan) pulls his part well
with his frusterations and stern words
with his part in the film. A good aggressive reactions on him when pointing a gun towards someone else. Does a good job acting confused and
fearful in another scene while pointing his rifle to one and the
John Light (John Reigart / Satan) seems very crafty with
his part as the devil with his still words
and serious attitude.
However, Russell Todd (Stark) I must say
was the best of them as in which he very
much reminds me of his part as the
Candyman proving he can play
another evil role with his deep voice
which sounded total cold sounding. He
knew how to seem very silent and yet
brutal and menacing. He does well looking at
his fellow actress in the face with his icy words to
her. He does well trying to con someone
into shooting his enemy.
There's a full naked woman
in bed at an apartment suite.
Somebloody stabbings and
gunshots but that's about it.
Joseph LaDuca shows
many good music and sound effects with
this piece. There's some good screechy
sound effects with some heart thumping
sounds, great chanting sounds by a woman,
some good sharp violin music and trombone
music too and good drum punding too for
the mysterious moments.
There's the odd organ sounding during an
intense moment that involved the
characters Allison punding on a car door
to be let in with Dylan just sitting
there in a trance.
Reigart: [holds up Twinkie packet]
I have a weakness for these things.
Allison: Maybe it's the angel-food
John Reigart: [pause] God