Father Michael is called upon by the church to battle a powerful demon, The Unholy, which takes on many shapes in order to lure the righteous into damnation. Will the priest be able to resist temptation when The Unholy takes the form of a beautiful seductress? Camilo Vila's religious thriller is all guts and no glory, a cheesy display of bargain basement effects that lacks a compelling plot. Ben Cross stars as the sanctimonious Father Michael with strength and determination, never allowing the silliness of the creature or ineptness of the script to wear on his performance. What it lacks in substance, it makes up for in gore, however, with enough gut-ripping and throat-slashing to maintain a thread of interest. And hey, Nicole Fortier ain't bad to look at, either. Vila does attempt to inject a bit of mood and atmosphere in Father Michael's final confrontation with the beast, but it is too little, too late after a far greater struggle with pacing. 80's Horror fans can lump this together with THE UNNAMABLE, THE RESURRECTED, and THE INCUBUS for a cheesy movie night from Hell!
Movies like THE UNHOLY:
MORTUARY, THE INCUBUS, SHADOWBUILDER, RAWHEAD REX, PRINCE OF DARKNESS, FEAR NO EVIL, THE RESURRECTED, THE UNNAMABLE.
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