Action/Adventure - Pre-Production 2014

“The Church Devil” is a magical horror story coupled with a coming of age story in the same genre as “Twilight” and “Let Me In” (Låt den Rätte komma in). It is based on a novel by the Swedish author Mikael Niemi known for the international hit “Popular Music from Vittula”.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
    • Countries
    • SWEDEN
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Anders GRONROS
    • Writer(s)
    • Anders GRONROS
    • Producer(s)
    • Hawkan BJERKING (eyefeed AB)
    • Synopsis
    • “The Church Devil” is set in the small town of Pajala up in the beautiful Torne Valley in Northern Sweden. 13 year old Matti and his friends Simon and Malin go with their Junior High School class on a field trip to Pajala church. The class goes down into the crypt of the church where their teacher shows them what appears to be a mummified part bat/part human shaped devil that lies in a small coffin. The teacher tells an unlikely story of the tiny devil, which a century ago was caught outside the church doors, and then trapped in the wooden coffin in the crypt. Since it lays inside the crypt it lies on holy ground and no evil powers can release it. The teacher warns his students not to touch the mummy, but of course one of the students does so when the teacher is not looking. And with that touch the evil is released into the community without any of them noticing it.
      After the field trip strange dark happenings begin to occur in the small town of Pajala and Matti quickly realizes that there is evil afoot and that it is connected to the Church Devil. Matti also discovers that he has special shamanic powers. Together with his friends, Simon and Malin, he tries to save their small town from the evil that has invaded it. And as they delve deeper into the mystery they realize that it is not only their small town that is at risk but an epic battle that will decide the fate of the earth is about to occurr in the Northern Wilderness near their small town.