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Catacombs (1988)

R | | Horror | 24 March 1993 (USA)
A demon is trapped in a monastery. 400 years later a young girl arrives at the monastery to study.

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Brother Orsini
Jeremy West ...
Brother Marinus
Laura Schaefer ...
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Brother Terrel (as Feodor Chaliapin)
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Michael Pasby ...
Jesus Christ
Mapi Galán ...
Antonia
Nicola Morelli ...
The Inquisitor
Julian Jenkins ...
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Brother Brandt
Leslie Thomas ...
Brother Agostino
Giordano Falzoni ...
Brother Callisto
G. Ferretti ...
Brother Angelo
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A demon is trapped in a monastery. 400 years later a young girl arrives at the monastery to study.

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This film was completed in 1988 with the title Catacombs, but when its intended distributor went out of business, the film was not released. The film debuted on video and laser disc in 1993 with the title Curse IV: The Ultimate Sacrifice in an attempt to capitalize on the mild success of the Curse films. This however, is illogical, as the film was made before both Curse II: The Bite (1989) and Curse III: Blood Sacrifice (1991). See more »

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When Elizabeth walks into the room where the monks are eating, the cross is already on the floor. Then the cross is shown falling off the fireplace mantel. See more »

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Brother Timothy: And I also managed to procure a pope's skull, just like the one in Brother Orsini's office
Brother Martino: Which pope is yours?
Brother Timothy: Why, Pope Paul the Eighth, of course.
Brother Martino: That's impossible; the one in Brother Orsini's office is the skull of Pope Paul the Eighth.
Brother Timothy: So? What's your problem?
Brother Martino: How can there be two skulls of the same pope?
Brother Timothy: Why bless you, it's perfectly simple. The pope's skull in Brother Orsini's office belonged to Pope Paul the Eighth when he was an 86 year old man; and mine is of Pope Paul the Eighth ...
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Followed by Curse III: Blood Sacrifice (1991) See more »

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A follow up on Catacombs.
9 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

I have a correction to what was written in an earlier comment. Well this Movie WAS shot under the Catacombs title, not Curse 4. Due to the fall of Empire Pictures around 1989, this film was "lost" for a few years. Charlie Band sold the rights to Tristar/Epic along with the Rights for Robot Jox to Transworld, an earlier film from veteran director Stuart Gordon. Tristar released Catacombs under the Curse 4 title.( Video Box Office) Also The Film score was done by Italian Composer Pino Donaggio. It is a fantastic score, truly haunting. The Stereo sound from Tristar's full screen Laserdisc edition is done nicely. Though there is a little video grain in the picture. The Entertainment in video UK VHS edition is in 1:85:1 and the picture and sound quality is fairly good. This is one of my favorite Empire movies and it is a well put together film from Director David Schmoeller.


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