"The Unholy" is a 2021 American supernatural horror film directed by Evan Spiliotopoulos.
The starring cast includes Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Gerry Fenn, Katie Aselton as Dr. Natalie Gates, William Sadler as Father Hagan, Cricket Brown as Alice Pagett, Diogo Morgado as Monsignor Delgarde, Cary Elwes as Bishop Gyles, Marina Mazepa as Mary Elnor, Christine Adams as Monica Slade, Gisela Chipe as Sofia Walsh, Bates Wilder as TBA and others.
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Sony Pictures Entertainment on Thursday, March 11, 2021 released the trailer for "The Unholy" you can watch here:
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Here is a short review of "The Unholy" movie plot summary.
The film opens with the execution of a woman accused of witchcraft in 1845 in Banfield, Massachusetts. Before she dies, however, her spirit is bound to the body of a doll.
Many years later, skeptical journalist Gerry Fenn (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) works a job reporting on the strange and unusual. His latest assignment takes him to Boston, where the purported strange activity is revealed to be a teenage prank. As he's preparing to leave he discovers the doll shown earlier in the movie and purposely crushes it, accidentally setting the woman's spirit free. Gerry later gets into an accident as he's driving away after seeing a young girl, Alice (Cricket Brown), run across the road. He follows her to a tree, the site where he found the doll, and hears her speak before collapsing. When he takes her to a hospital later he learns that Alice is a deaf-mute and couldn't have spoken. Glenn decides to stay in town to investigate what he thinks could be a real story rather than a hoax or prank.
The following day Alice stuns the community by speaking and proclaiming that she has been cured by the Virgin Mary. This launches a media furor that is further propelled by other seemingly miraculous healings. The Catholic Church sends Monsignor Delgarde (Diogo Morgado) to investigate the claims, assisted by Bishop Gyles (Cary Elwes). Gerry befriends Alice, during which time he learns that while she has been speaking to a being named Mary, the girl has only assumed that this is the religious figure. Beginning to suspect that something sinister is occurring due to visions of "Mary" as a horrific entity, Gerry finds a partner in Father Hagan (William Sadler), who was healed by Alice but also suspects the healings' true nature. Father Hagan discovers papers detailing the death of Mary Elnor (Marina Mazepa), the woman from the prologue. Mary sold her soul to Satan in order to seek revenge for her death. He would allow her and her descendants, revealed to be Alice, to perform "miracles" so people would pledge themselves to her and in turn, Satan. To the horror of Gerry and Father Hagan, they learn that Alice, who they believe is unaware of Mary's true nature, wishes to hold a service by the tree and broadcast it to the masses. An attempt by Father Hagan to stop this from happening is unsuccessful and results only in his death.
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"The Unholy" movie release date was scheduled to be on April 2, 2021 (United States) distributing by Sony Pictures Releasing Argentina, Screen Gems, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI) and Sony Pictures España.
The duration of the film is 99 minutes. With a budget of $10 million, the film grossed over $10.5 million.
"The Unholy" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.
"The Unholy" movie got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 5.2/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 28/100. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "C+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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