1995 · United States - Clive Barker
The story starts in the Mojave Desert in 1982, inside a house that has become the headquarters for a cult led by a man named Nix (von Bargen). Nix has the ability to use real magic and not just mere illusions. While preaching, he tells his followers that he has been named "The Puritan". A young follower named Butterfield comes to Nix and informs him that a man named Swann is there. Swann and his friends were previously part of the cult, but left, and are now returning to stop Nix, who has kidnapped a young girl and is planning to kill her. Outside in the desert, Swann and his friends Pimm (Susan Traylor), Quaid (Joseph Latimore) and Jennifer (Sheila Tousey) start walking to the house as they load and cock their guns, preparing themselves. After some relatively non-violent confrontations with other cultists, Butterfield escapes and Swann is attacked by Nix, who uses his powers, digging his fingers into Swann's head and showing him the vision of “Flesh with a God's eyes", altering his perception and making him see his friends as monstrous and frightful figures. Suddenly, Nix is shot in the heart by the kidnapped girl, with a gun Swann dropped. Quaid and Jennifer shoot him until he falls. Swann snaps out of his vision and takes out an ironwork mask he made for “binding” Nix. Once the mask has been assembled onto Nix's head, he thrashes violently for a few moments and appears to die. Swann declares that they will bury him so deep that no one will ever find him.