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Horror movie from the late 1990s with disturbing religious imagery

Once when I was a child, I overheard another kid describing a horror movie he had seen a trailer for. I specifically remember him mentioning a shot depicting a "statue of Jesus with blood coming out of its mouth." As a naive young kid from a strictly religious household, this image was deeply disturbing to me (despite not actually seeing it in real life) and the memory of it has always stuck with me. Of course, having never seen it or even knowing the name of it, it's hard to know for sure what movie it might have been. All I know is, based on where I was going to school at the time, it had to have been released between August 1997 and May 2002.

Does anyone know of a film that matches this description?

EDIT: I don't know whether the kid had seen a trailer or watched the entire film in a theater. I only remember the comment he made describing one particular shot.

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3 months ago

just in case it's not that schwarzen egger movie?

and well not related to Mylène Farmer - Je te rends ton amour 

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@agof​ The Mylène Farmer one is a very interesting suggestion, it never occurred to me to look at music videos from the time period. I'm not really sure that an elementary school student from my home country (USA) would have been likely to stumble across that video, however.

I assume the Schwarzenegger movie you refer to is End of Days (1999)? I've never seen the movie, so I can't verify if it has the specific imagery I remember hearing about, but it seems like a possible contender.

The trailer for the movie Stigmata (1999) features a shot of a statue of the Virgin Mary crying tears of blood, which is similar to what the other kid described, but not exactly. I specifically remember it being about Jesus and that the blood was coming out of its mouth. I always assumed it had something to do with vampires, but I really don't know.

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3 months ago

I was working in a movie theater during most of the time period you are referencing.  I will say there were quite a few religious themed horror movies out during that period.  My guess it was because of the new century.  The ones I can remember include:

Bless the Child 

The Devil's Advocate

End of Days 

Fallen 

Lost Souls

Stigmata

I saw all of these but none of them recently.  You might try looking at their trailers on YouTube.  That is about all I can suggest.  

Good luck with your search.  

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@JRD​ Stigmata is on my radar as a possible answer due to a shot in the trailer featuring a statue of the Virgin Mary crying tears of blood, which is remarkably similar to what I remember, but not exactly the same. It would be hard to tell without seeing the whole movie.

Thanks for all the suggestions!

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Good luck with your search.