The Unholy: April release set for Sam Raimi-produced Shrine adaptation

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

Theatres in New York City re-opened this past weekend, so Sony is holding on to hope that theatres in Los Angeles will be doing the same by the start of April. That's why they have announced an Easter weekend release for writer/director Evan Spiliotopoulos' supernatural/religious horror movie The Unholy. If Sony sticks to their current plan, The Unholy will be reaching theatres on April 2nd.

Based on the James Herbert novel Shrine (pick up a copy HERE), The Unholy was produced by Sam Raimi and stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan. The story centers on 

Alice, a young hearing-impaired girl who, after a supposed visitation from the Virgin Mary, is inexplicably able to hear, speak and heal the sick. As word spreads and people from near and far flock to witness her miracles, a disgraced journalist (Morgan) hoping to revive his career visits the small New England town to investigate. When terrifying events begin to happen all around, he starts to question if these phenomena are the works of the Virgin Mary or something much more sinister. 

Morgan is joined in the cast by Katie Aselton, Cary Elwes, William Sadler, Diogo Morgado, Cricket Brown, Marina Mazepa, Christine Adams, and Bates Wilde.

Spiliotopoulos and Rob Tapert produced the film with Raimi. Andrea Ajemian and Romel Adam serve as executive producers.

With the release date less than a month away, a trailer should be arriving online very soon. In the meantime, a first look image from The Unholy can be seen right here:

Evan Spiliotopoulos The Unholy

Source: Deadline

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