I was on youtube, looking up clips of the movie to show to an artist so he can draw some awesome pictures of the monsters. Then I came across this video. It was done be an over zealous Christian, somebody who believes in ecidence that proves that the Theory of Evolution is wrong and greatly flawed. But despite that, he seem to REALLY seem to capture the dark elements of the movie, which is somewhere in the range of Dante's Inferno, or "Paradise Lost" or "The Tragic History of Dr. Faustus."
Radical or not, it does seem to fit in the franchise's (orginal) elements of magic and evil.