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A hearing-impaired girl is visited by the Virgin Mary and can suddenly hear, speak, and heal the sick. As people flock to witness her miracles, terrifying events unfold. Are they the work of the Virgin Mary or something much more sinister?

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Evan Spiliotopoulos (written for the screen by), James Herbert (based upon the book Shrine by)
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Credited cast:
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Gerry Fenn
Cary Elwes ... Bishop Gyles
William Sadler ... Father Hagan
Katie Aselton ... Dr. Natalie Gates
Christine Adams ... Monica Slade
Diogo Morgado ... Monsignor Delgarde
Cricket Brown ... Alice
Marina Mazepa ... Mary Elnor
Gisela Chipe ... Sofia Walsh
Kiara Pichardo ... Faithful #3
Bill Thorpe ... Father Prescott
Celeste Oliva ... Librarian
Janelle Feigley ... Photographer / Reporter
Sonny Corbo ... Toby Walsh
Dustin Tucker ... Dan Walsh
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A hearing-impaired girl is visited by the Virgin Mary and can suddenly hear, speak, and heal the sick. As people flock to witness her miracles, terrifying events unfold. Are they the work of the Virgin Mary or something much more sinister?

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Be careful who you pray to.

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Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violent content, terror and some strong language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The publicity/marketing campaign for "The Unholy" utilized preeminent Parapsychologist Christopher Chacon to promote its release. As one of the world's foremost authorities on supernatural/occult and metaphysical phenomena, Chacon has investigated and researched thousands of cases around the world of miracles and divine-intervention phenomena, as well as thousands of possessions and supernatural infestations, having worked with the Roman Catholic Church as well as every religious/spiritual belief-system. See more »

Quotes

Father Hagan: "For where God built a church, the devil would also build a chapel."
Gerry Fenn: You're the first Catholic priest to quote Martin Luther.
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Voices in My Head
Written by Ashley Tisdale, John Feldmann and Whitney Lauren Phillips
Performed by Ashley Tisdale
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Pleasantly Surprised
4 April 2021 | by marshallfgSee all my reviews

I went in expecting your {now} standard possession/exorcism movie (you know, lapsed/skeptic priest investigates a case of demonic possession. But after witnessing the subject talk dirty, rearrange the furniture, air people's dirty laundry and show off their amazing contortionist skills, said lapsed/skeptic priest becomes a true believer) but I actually enjoyed this movie. One surprise was the injection of humor. The other is that none of the events took place in a dark dungeon or on a dark and stormy night. Third, even though the cast was full of unknowns (except the parish priest, who I've seen in other films), the acting was thoroughly natural and believable enough to keep me engaged. The main characters truly developed and evolved throughout the film. Finally the movie, while never claiming to be anything other than fiction, nevertheless contained a valuable message. I rarely go to theaters to watch movies anymore because streaming has been kinder to my pocketbook, but I don't feel cheated .


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Ukrainian

Release Date:

2 April 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shrine See more »

Filming Locations:

Sudbury, Massachusetts, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,153,456, 4 April 2021

Gross USA:

$14,813,894

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,313,894
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2.39 : 1
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