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Trailer and poster emerge for Sam Raimi-produced “THE UNHOLY”

Thursday, March 11, 2021 | News

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.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.