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The Unholy (1988)




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In this horror film, a New Orleans Catholic church is possessed by demons, and it is up to Father Michael (Ben Cross) to do battle with the forces of evil and exorcise the parish.

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Ben Cross
as Father Michael
Hal Holbrook
as Archbishop Mosely
Ned Beatty
as Lt. Stern
Trevor Howard
as Father Silva
Claudia Robinson
as Teresa Montez
Ruben Rabasa
as Father Dennis
Susan Bearden
as Hotel Manager
Lari White
as Housekeeper
Larl White
as Housekeeper
Jeff D'Onofrio
as Paramedic
Martha Hester
as Young Nun
John Boyland
as Dr. Valerio
Ellen Cody
as Old Woman
Frank Barnes
as Parishioner
Selma Jones
as Parishioner
Willemina Riley
as Parishioner
Steven Hadley
as Parishioner
Anthony Deans
as Parishioner
Joshua Sussman
as Bodyguard #1
David Sanderson
as Bodyguard #2
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Critic Reviews for The Unholy

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2) priest's prosaic struggle neither to break his vows nor to exploit sexually a young ward is another's epic, eternal battle between good and evil - and The Unholy tells it both ways...

February 25, 2019 | Full Review…

There's enough dry ice and tomato sauce laid on to supply a fast-food joint for a couple of years.

August 30, 2004 | Full Review…

It's hard for a movie to maintain any measure of tension when most of its demons look like Ghoulies rejects.

November 7, 2021 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

After a bright and bloody opening, the film settles into a more mystical story before building to an atmospheric, if silly, climax.

February 19, 2019 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Indeciperable reilgio-horror hoo-hah.

April 2, 2005 | Rating: 2/5

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