A week or so ago, I was asked if I would be interested in seeing this new movie “Nefarious”. When I asked what it is, I was told it is “sort of supposed to be a Christian Horror Movie”. My response was, “do you not see the oxymoron in that sentence?”
I don’t need to hear the actors and filmmakers “response to their critics”. I don’t care if they were the guys who made “God’s Not Dead” and “Unplanned”. That just makes it all the more disconcerting! Pureflix is touted as an Evangelical Christian production company that creates “faith based content”, so why this glorification of evil? And incidentally, why has this production company recently changed it’s name from Pureflix to Pinnacle Peak Pictures? That name immediately brought to mind the scene in scripture where Satan took Jesus to the high pinnacle of the Temple and tild Him to cast Himself down, and offered Him the kingdoms of this world. As well, it brought to mind the “seven I will’s” of Isaiah14: 13-14
“For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.”
Pinnacle Peak Productions. PPP. Flip that upside down and you have something that looks a lot like 666. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that this development doesn’t bode well. In light of the occult symbolism so prevalent everywhere today, and the fact that the dark side, by admission of many who were redeemed out of it, always broadcasts it’s intent, this smells awfully suspicious! If these folks are Christians, I think they may be getting their “creative inspiration” from untested spirits, whether they know it or not!
And the new logo? A pyramidal shape divided into 6 sections in a gradient spectrum of orange to deep blood red. Ever looked into the esoteric meaning attributed to those colors?
Is this film going to depict the deliverence of this man from demonic possession by the power and authority of the shed blood of Jesus Christ? Or is it just going to peddle the intrigue of that evil, putting it on display for people to gawk at for entertainment purposes?
The makers say they want people to understand that evil is real. Seriously?
Will “Christion Horror movies become a whole new genre? If there’s money to be made, I’m guessing it will.
Condemning it when it hasn’t premiered yet and I haven’t even seen it? Yup. Yes indeed! I don’t have to watch porn to know it’s wrong and I don’t have to see a “Christian Horror Movie” to know turning what God hates into “entertainment” is a foolish and corrupting prospect at best. This is not a documentary on actual demon possession. It is a screenplay. How is one more Hollywood style depiction of posession going to convince people of anything other than perhaps that even Christians have to go into a studio and create made up depictions of it. In a Faithwire article interview, the actor who plays Nefarious said he didn’t feel like he needed any “extra protection” while playing the role (because he’s been “walking with the Lord since he was an infant”). No! It’s because he was just pretending to be possessed! It’s called acting!!
How screwed up are the minds of people that such a statement convinces them that “oh, it must all be on the up and up then?” Possession is real. We know it because THE BIBLE said so. They could have made a documentary. Those don’t make money. Movies do. The modern Laodicean church will happily fork out money for this. Many who wouldn’t be caught dead at a slasher movie put out by a “secular” production company, will pay to see this because it’s made by someone who wears the label “Christian”. Talk about taking the Lord’s name in vain! By that measure, why not “Christian” vodka? Christian porn will be next. They probably already exist. Someone, somewhere calling what is evil good, every way of man being acceptable in his own eyes. Just like the Bible said it would be in these last days.
No, God’s not dead, but discernment definitely is!
I agree. It looks like a lot of mysticism – which is right in line with the darkness