*The Devil was once the most favored of the host of angels serving the Lord. But pride welled in his breast. He thought it unseemly for him to serve. The Devil and his band of followers, who likewise suffered the sin of pride, were defeated in battle by the Lord and his host...and were banished to the outermost depths of Hell, never to know the presence of the Lord or look on Heaven again.
Smarting with his wounds but all the more swollen with pride, the Devil cried out from the depths, "it is better to rule in Hell than serve in Heaven." The Devil proclaimed what was once lost in Heaven would be gained on earth. He said, "my offspring, the gargoyles, will one day rule the Lord's works, earth and man."
And so it came to pass that while man ruled on earth, the gargoyles waited, lurking...hidden from the light. Reborn every 600 years in man's reckoning of time, the gargoyles joined battle against man to gain dominion over the earth.
In each coming, the gargoyles were nearly destroyed by men who flourished in greater numbers. Now it has been so many hundreds of years that it seems the ancient statues and paintings of gargoyles are just products of man's imagination. In this year, with man's thoughts turned toward the many ills he has brought upon himself, man has forgotten his most ancient adversary: THE GARGOYLES.
*Gargoyles is truly one of the most memorable Made-for-TV fear flicks, with beautiful, rustic New Mexico locations (it was filmed in the Carlsbad Caverns area) and stunning Emmy-winning make-up by future three time Academy Award winner Stan Winston (Aliens, Jurassic Park, Terminator 2). Watch it with the lights out....if you dare.