The Unholy (1988 film)

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The Unholy
The Unholy (1988 film).jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Camilo Vila
Produced by Mathew Hayden
Written by Philip Yordan
Fernando Fonseca
Music by Roger Bellon
Cinematography Henry Vargas
Edited by Mark Melnick
Distributed by Vestron Pictures
Release date
  • April 22, 1988 (1988-04-22)
Running time
102 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Unholy is a 1988 American horror film directed by Camilo Vila and starring Ben Cross and Ned Beatty. It also features Trevor Howard in his final role.


Father Michael (Ben Cross) is appointed pastor of St Agnes church after surviving a fall. Closed for three years following the mysterious deaths of his predecessors, he attempts to find out why he has become the 'Chosen One' while resisting a powerful demon who takes the form of a beautiful woman.



The film was released theatrically in the United States by Vestron Pictures in April 1988. It grossed $6,337,299 at the box office.[1]

The movie was released on DVD by Lionsgate in the United Kingdom in 2007.[2] Lionsgate has released this film in 2012 on R1 DVD as part of an 8 horror film set. It was released for the first time on Blu-ray on June 27, 2017 as part of Lionsgate's new Vestron Video Collector's Series line.


  1. ^ "The Unholy". Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  2. ^ "The Unholy". Retrieved 2011-03-31. 

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