By MICHAEL GINGOLD
The religious fright film will hit theaters on Good Friday.
Sony/Screen Gems releases THE UNHOLY April 2. Written and directed by Evan Spiliotopoulos, based on James Herbert’s novel SHRINE, and produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Spiliotopoulos, it stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan (THE WALKING DEAD), Katie Aselton (SHE DIES TOMORROW), William Sadler (TALES FROM THE CRYPT: DEMON KNIGHT), Cricket Brown, Diogo Morgado and Cary Elwes (SAW). The synopsis: “THE UNHOLY follows Alice, a young hearing-impaired girl who, after a supposed visitation from the Virgin Mary, is inexplicably able to hear, speak and heal the sick. As word spreads and people from near and far flock to witness her miracles, a disgraced journalist [Morgan] hoping to revive his career visits the small New England town to investigate. When terrifying events begin to happen all around, he starts to question if these phenomena are the works of the Virgin Mary or something much more sinister.”