Heartland Of Darkness [Visual Vengeance Collector's Edition] (Blu-ray)


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A newspaper journalist discovers that an entire town may be under the spell of a Satanic reverend and his flock.

In the small town of Copperton, Ohio, Paul Henson, a former big-city journalist, buys a small local newspaper. He quickly falls into a wide-reaching conspiracy of ritualistic murder and cult mind control when he discovers that the entire town may be under the spell of a Satanic reverend and his flock. As the clues and corpses pile up, Henson and his family are thrust into a life-or-death struggle to expose the truth and stop the demonic cabal's reign of evil.

Often cited as the 'lost' Linnea Quigley movie, Heartland of Darkness (sometimes also referred to as Blood Church) was shot in 1989 by director Eric Swelstad on 16mm film and lost in obscurity and distribution false starts for over 30 years. This never-before-seen 'Satanic Panic' epic finally arrives on home video for the very first time in any format and is packed with bonus features that spotlight the original creators and document the film's long history and final completion.


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Bonus Materials

  • All region Blu-ray
  • New director-supervised SD master from original tape and film elements
  • Deeper Into the Darkness: New 40-minute BTS documentary
  • Commentary with director Eric Swelstad, star Nick Baldasare, cinematographer Scott Spears and composer Jay Woelfel
  • Commentary with Tony Strauss of Weng’s Chop magazine
  • Linnea Quigley Remembers: new interview
  • Archival Linnea Quigley 'Close Up' TV interview
  • Original TV spots, trailers and behind-the-scenes footage
  • Complete original “Fallen Angels” 1990 workprint
  • “Fallen Angels” 1990 workprint commentary track with director Eric Swelstad
  • The Making of Fallen Angels - vintage cast & crew newscast interviews
  • Blood Church – original distributor promotional video
  • Behind-the-scenes image gallery
  • Six-page liner notes
  • Fantasm Magazine excerpt — Director spotlight
  • Limited Edition Heartland of Darkness “Prayer Cloth” - FIRST PRESSING ONLY
  • Limited Edition slipcase - FIRST PRESSING ONLY
  • Collectible Linnea Quigley folded mini-poster
  • ‘Stick your own’ VHS sticker set
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original Blood Church promotional art
  • Visual Vengeance trailers
  • Optional English subtitles


Cast & Crew

  •       Nick Baldasare as Reverend Donovan
  •       Linnea Quigley as Julia Francine
  •       Dino Tripodis as Paul Henson
  •       Shanna Thomas as Shannon Cornell
  •       Sharon Klopfenstein as Christine Henson
  •       John Dunleavy as Reverand Kane

Director: Eric Swelstad

Additional Details

Label: Visual Vengeance

Genre: Horror

Language: English

Run Time: 101 mins

Region: 0

Release Date: 11/22/22

UPC: 760137110859

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