IMDb Rating: 5.1/10
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Director: Renny Harlin
Release Date: September 23, 2004
Star Cast: Stellan Skarsgård, Izabella Scorupco, James D’Arcy
Storyline: Archeologist Lankester Merrin is asked to go to East Africa to excavate a church that has been found completely buried in sand. Merrin is also an ordained Roman Catholic priest who, still haunted by what he was forced to do during World War II in his native Holland, eschews any religion or belief. He’s fascinated by what he finds and that it dates hundred of years before Christianity was introduced to the area. Accompanied by a young priest, Father Francis, to keep an eye on the religious elements of what they find, Merrin makes his way to the camp. There he meets a young doctor, Sarah and soon realizes there is an air of gloom that envelops the entire site. Merrin is forced to re-examine his lack of faith and come face to face with the devil.