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10 Horror Movie Characters Punished For Their Faith

Played by the phenomenal, dearly missed Michael Parks, Red State's Pastor Abin Cooper used his faith to rule with an iron fist.

Living his live by the good book to extreme measures, this cult leader - himself largely based on Fred Phelps and his hatred-fuelled Westboro Baptist Church - uses his twisted faith to commit atrocities.

Thankfully, Cooper's own arrogance and strict faith is what is ultimately his undoing. Believing that the Rapture is being ushered in during a final act shootout between this cult and the law, Abin stops what he's doing and prepares to ascend to the skies. Things didn't quite work out how this demented fella had imagined, though, and Red State saw him eventually get his comeuppance.

By the end of Kevin Smith's 2011 movie - Smith's first foray into horror - Pastor Cooper is locked up in prison, having been headbutted by John Goodman's Special Agent Keenan after this faux Rapture.

As for that Rapture? It was nothing of the sort, instead being a prank played be trumpet-playing college kids pissed off with Cooper and his nuts antics.