The Bells of Innocence | 2003
Three life-long friends, Jux, Conrad, and Oren journey to Mexico on a mission of mercy. Their plane mysteriously loses power and crashes in the middle of the Texas desert. Stranded, they walk for hours, until they are drawn to the sound of a hollow church bell ringing in the town of Ceres, a town that time forgot. Immediately, the trio realizes that Ceres is like no other place on Earth. Its bizarre townspeople wander aimlessly in a mental haze, shying away from any attempts at contact. All communication to the outside world is absent, except for a crude short-wave radio belonging to Matthew, a mysterious rancher who lives on the outskirts of town. Under the control of Joshua, an immortal being, the townspeople plot to fulfill an ancient prophecy of sacrifice and destruction. It becomes clear the journey of psychological terror to Ceres was no accident. Jux, Conrad, and Oren are the chosen-ones, willed to Ceres by a demonic force that has controlled the town and its children for centuries. Armed only with their faith, they must become pawns in a chess game played between Heaven and Hell facing evil itself in order to save the innocent.