This paper explores three apocalyptic films, The Devil’s Advocate, The Ninth Gate, and End of Days, released before the turn of the twentieth century in America. Focusing on representations of the male and female body as a way to analyze the use of biblical and Christian themes in the films, the essay first introduces biblical apocalyptic themes and then discusses those themes in terms of representations of the female and male body in the films. The female body becomes a tool for satanic temptation of the male hero. The male body, on the other hand, embodies notions of heroic redemptive violence.
"Satan’s Seductress and the Apocalyptic Hero: The Body in American Apocalyptic Films at the Turn of the Century,"
Journal of Religion & Film: Vol. 13
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/vol13/iss2/6