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The Unholy (2021)

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1/10: Good Lord
Thursday, May 27, 2021

As a child in the pews of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, I always wondered, if the First Commandment is "I am the Lord thy God, thou shalt not have any strange gods before Me," why are we spending so much time and energy praying to the Virgin Mary instead of God?James Herbert, in between thinking about hyper intelligent rats destroying humanity, must have had similar thoughts when he wrote the book Shrine in 1983. The book combines so many of my favorite subjects - religious ecstasy, demonic possession, faith healing, fanatical Catholicism and hysteria - and seems like the perfect tale to make into a movie.So imagine my delight when it really did become a movie and Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert were the producers. My mania got even more intense when they picked the very William Castle release date of Good Friday to open the movie, which pretty much disappeared so quickly that I had...

6/10: Better Than Usual Storyline
Saturday, April 3, 2021

I saw "The Unholy", starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan-The Walking Dead_tv, Rampage; Cricket Brown-Dukeland, Cheyenne; William Sadler-the Bill & Ted movies, Die Hard 2 and Cary Elwes-Black Christmas, No Strings Attached.This is a horror movie with a better than usual storyline. It's based on a book by James Herbert called 'Shrine'. Jeffrey is a down on his luck reporter. He was caught fabricating facts in his stories and summarily dismissed. He works freelance now and goes for the weird stories such as cattle mutilations. While investigating just such a story, he comes across Cricket. Cricket is a hearing impaired 18 year old girl that uses sign language to communicate-she doesn't talk at all-and lives with her uncle William. William just happens to be the priest at the local church. One day, Cricket starts talking and starts performing miracles. She makes a crippled boy walk, heals a man of emphysema, etc. She says...

6/10: This is a slightly above average addition to the genre I'd recommend viewing at least once
Tuesday, April 27, 2021

The Unholy (2021) is a movie the Mrs and I caught in theatres this week. The storyline focuses on a reporter who accidentally unleashes a spirit that has a history of possessions in a small town. This story has the chance to jumpstart the reporters career but at what risk? This movie is directed by Evan Spiliotopoulos in his directorial debut and stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Walking Dead), Cary Elwes (Princess Bride), William Sadler (Demon Knight) and Cricket Brown. The storyline for this movie is just okay and reminded me; in terms of pace, look and feel, of a newer revitalized Darkness Falls. The acting in this is okay and I loved Jeffrey Dean Morgan's performance. Sadler also delivered his performance very, very well and you could relate to his character. The scare elements, while relying heavily on CGI, is very well done. There's several well done scenes that causes jump scares that are fun. I also liked...

7/10: Miracles
Friday, May 14, 2021

The Unholy: When is a miracle really a miracle and not an act of the Devil. A woman accused of witchcraft in 1845 is killed by a mob and her spirit. Is trapped in a doll. The present day, a skeptical reporter (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) who investigates Fortean events is about to leave the scene of a hoax when he steps on the doll and releases the spirit. A local deaf-mute girl (Cricket Brown) regains the ability to speak and hear. She claims to have seen the Virgin Mary. She then heals people including the local priest. The bishop decides to cash in on this. An interesting tale of faith, cynicism and exploitation. The horror scenes aren't too badly done but the creature is best represented when suggested (rising from a lake) rather than when fully displayed. A good death by being crushed by a burning crucifix scene but te creature also has an atrocious Oirish accent, definitely...

1/10: Another worst horror film! Full of boring conversation, and annoying overuse scene! Avoid at all freaking cost
Wednesday, June 2, 2021

This film start with a woman been hanged, and the introduction of the main male character "Gerry" scene! As turnout, this film is about a deaf girl "Alice" heal by an evil spirit, and eventually she need to save the journalist "Gerry", by restore back to her original state! Entire film full of boring conversation, and annoying overuse scene! Such as, overuse of the jump scare scene, overuse of the walking scene, overuse of the searching scene, overuse of the calling names scene, overuse of the news broadcasting on the TV scene, overuse of the talking with the phone scene, overuse of the video recording scene, overuse of the watching video on the laptop scene, overuse of the driving scene, and overuse of the facial close-up scene! Make the film unwatchable! At the end, after saving Gerry! Alice, and Gerry visiting Father Hagan's grave! That's it! Wasting time to watch

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