A girl making miracles is not as divine as she might seem in “The Unholy”

A girl making miracles is not as divine as she might seem in "The Unholy"

As the Easter season approaches, religious-themed horror movies are coming out. This time it is the turn of The Unholy (2021), a movie about the supposed good and evil fighting over a girl doing miracles.

In The Unholy (2021), Alice is 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 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.

Evan Spiliotopoulos, known for being the writer of Hercules (2014), The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016), and Charlie’s Angels (2019), debuts as a director with his own screenplay. The movie is based on the 1983 novel Shrine by James Herbert.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan, known for Watchmen (2009), The Losers (2010), and The Walking Dead (2010– ) TV series, leads the main cast together with Cary Elwes (Saw (2004)), and William Sadler (Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991), The Mist (2007)). Katie Aselton, Christine Adams, Cricket Brown, Diogo Morgado, Marina Mazepa, and Gisela Chipe complete the main cast.

The Unholy (2021) is produced by the director Evan Spiliotopoulos together with Screen Gems and Ghost House Pictures, the company owned by Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert. Sony Pictures Releasing is in charge of the distribution. On April 2, 2021, the movie will have its theatrical release. Here you can watch its official trailer.