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Catacombs (1988)

R | | Horror | 24 March 1993 (USA)
A demon is trapped in a monastery. 400 years later a young girl arrives at the monastery to study.


David Schmoeller


David Schmoeller (as Giovanni Dimarco), R. Barker Price


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Van Patten ... Father John Durham
Ian Abercrombie ... Brother Orsini
Jeremy West ... Brother Marinus
Laura Schaefer ... Elizabeth Magrino
Vernon Dobtcheff ... Brother Timothy
Feodor Chaliapin Jr. ... Brother Terrel (as Feodor Chaliapin)
Brett Porter ... Possessed albino
Michael Pasby ... Jesus Christ
Mapi Galán Mapi Galán ... Antonia
Nicola Morelli ... The Inquisitor
Julian Jenkins Julian Jenkins ... Brother Martino
Ted Rusoff ... Brother Brandt
Leslie Thomas Leslie Thomas ... Brother Agostino
Giordano Falzoni Giordano Falzoni ... Brother Callisto
G. Ferretti G. Ferretti ... Brother Angelo


A demon is trapped in a monastery. 400 years later a young girl arrives at the monastery to study.

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Release Date:

24 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Curse IV: The Ultimate Sacrifice See more »

Filming Locations:

Terni, Umbria, Italy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Empire Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


David Schmoeller: Monk. See more »


When Elizabeth walks into the room where the monks are eating, the cross is already on the floor. Then the cross is shown falling off the fireplace mantel. See more »


Brother Timothy: And I also managed to procure a pope's skull, just like the one in Brother Orsini's office
Brother Martino: Which pope is yours?
Brother Timothy: Why, Pope Paul the Eighth, of course.
Brother Martino: That's impossible; the one in Brother Orsini's office is the skull of Pope Paul the Eighth.
Brother Timothy: So? What's your problem?
Brother Martino: How can there be two skulls of the same pope?
Brother Timothy: Why bless you, it's perfectly simple. The pope's skull in Brother Orsini's office belonged to Pope Paul the Eighth when he was an 86 year old man; and mine is of Pope Paul the Eighth ...
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Alternate Versions

The 1988 UK video release was cut by 12 secs by the BBFC to edit shots of a priest being stabbed to death with a nail by a reanimated statue of Jesus. See more »


Follows The Curse (1987) See more »

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so typical for the end of the eighties
3 February 2011 | by trashgangSee all my reviews

Before I watched this horror I watched another one coming from the same year. It's easy to see, again, that horror wasn't very popular around that era. Of course there were some highlights as Hellraiser (1987) but here again, it surely isn't a slasher or a gory piece. But there is a bit of suspense here although that you easily can see who will be possessed by the demon. There is almost no blood in it and the effects used are very cheap. What I mean is, the bodies are doing the tricks and now and then a cross or other things just fall of the wall. The acting is reasonable well and it is strange that this flick never had a proper release. Still up to now it isn't available on VHS or DVD. If you want to see it you will have to find it on rental VHS. It wasn't that bad but it's easy to see that it was a low budget. A perfect example that the latex and slime effects were over, which mostly look gory, and that a new era was on his way, the computer era or better known as CGI. But if you can find it than I would recommend it to watch it.

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