The first trailer for Sony Pictures’ horror film “The Unholy,” in which Jeffrey Dean Morgan stars as a journalist investigating a supernatural case involving the divine, has been posted. So, John Winchester is posing as a journalist….this is a strange supernatural chapter. We are kidding of course, but…
The plot revolves around Alice, a young, deafened girl who, after a supposed appearance from the Virgin Mary, miraculously gains the ability to hear, talk, and cure the sick. A disgraced journalist (Morgan) hoping to resurrect his career explores the small New England town to investigate as news spreads and people from far and wide flock to witness her miracles.
The Unholy Production & Cast
Evan Spiliotopoulos wrote and directed The Unholy, which is produced by Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Spiliotopoulos. The film is based on the best-selling novel Shrine by James Herbert. Katie Aselton, William Sadler, Cricket Brown, Diogo Morgado, and Cary Elwes star in this spooky movie. It will be released in theaters on April 2.
James Herbert’s best-seller, adapted from the 1983 horror novel Shrine (the film’s original title), has a variety of source material from which to draw. Religious ecstasy, mass hysteria, faith healing, and good ol’ demonic possession are all topics in his book. On the other side of the Atlantic, Herbert is a fantastic and prolific horror writer who is frequently compared to Stephen King in the United Kingdom.
This new iteration of this 1988 film looks promising. We are excited about it. Though the 1988 version was lacking. It’s a chaotic script that doesn’t ever fully deliver. That sentiment pretty much encapsulates the entire film. Certain fantastical scenes are edited in such a way that the meaning and action of the characters are almost undecipherable.
Individual scenes, particularly early on, stifle momentum by lingering in long, inactive conversations and meaningless exposition. Despite this, the overall texture of the film’s oddities combines to make “The Unholy” hypnotically appealing in its muted bizarreness.