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The Unholy (1988)

R | | Horror | 22 April 1988 (USA)
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A priest battles a demon that kills sinners in the act of sinning.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Father Dennis
Nicole Fortier ...
Demon
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Claude
Phil Becker ...
Doctor
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Lt. Stern
Susan Bearden ...
Hotel manager
Xavier Barquet ...
Bell Boy
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Housekeeper
Jeff D'Onofrio ...
Paramedic
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Father Michael
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Archbishop Mosely
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Father Silva
Martha Hester ...
Young nun
John Boyland ...
Dr. Valerio
Claudia Robinson ...
Teresa
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In New Orleans, a series of horrific murders of priests are occurring around the city's Catholic churches. The diocese calls in Father Michael (Cross) to fight the powerful demon, known as Daesidarius, or The Unholy. The Father's faith is tested almost to the breaking point as the demon - disguised as a stunningly beautiful lady - attempts to seduce Father Michael into breaking his vows. Father Michael soon learns how the Unholy works - by murdering the sinner in the act of sinning, then sending that person's soul to Hell. Will this one priest's inner strength be enough to stop this monster - or will he join the ranks of the other ill-fated priests? Written by medic249a2

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Seduction. Submission. Murder. Tonight . . . evil goes over the edge. See more »

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22 April 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Az átkozott  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,353,452 (USA) (24 April 1988)

Gross:

$6,337,299 (USA)
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Trivia

Special Effects man Bob Keen had to go back and shoot more scenes after initial test screenings of the film found it too light. See more »

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Featured in Demons in the Flesh: The Monsters of 'The Unholy' (2017) See more »

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Threshold
Music by Roger Bellon
© 1987 Vestron
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Exploding demon midget!!!
15 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was very entertaining and had some really cool 80's special effects(my favorite). I also watched this on Fear.net for the first time(as a poster stated). I was really wrapped up in the story but when the demon midget exploded I almost wet myself. I don't know why but it caught me off guard. I still chuckle when I think of the scene but it didn't ruin the movie for me. I didn't watch this movie as a kid like most of my favorite horror movies from the 80's but I really enjoyed it. I guess I somehow missed this movie as kid, as I have no memory of it. I don't even remember it on the shelf at my local video store and Southtown Video had a ton of horror movies. Oh well, I guess it was a small town video store after all. I recommend it to any horror fan and especially to 80's horror fans.


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