In medieval Europe, crusading knights massacre a village full of suspected devil worshipers and build a large Gothic church above the cursed remains. It is now present day, and this elaborate cathedral still stands. But when its sealed crypt is accidentally reopened, a group of people trapped inside the church become possessed by the fury of the damned! Can the blood of the innocent survive this unholy communion, or will the ultimate demonic evil be unleashed upon the world?!

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  1. Dario Argento

    Story, Writer

  2. M.R. James


  3. Franco Ferrini


  4. Michele Soavi


Top Billed Cast

  1. Hugh Quarshie

    Hugh Quarshie

    Father Gus

  2. Tomas Arana

    Tomas Arana


  3. Feodor Chaliapin Jr.

    Feodor Chaliapin Jr.

    The Bishop

  4. Barbara Cupisti

    Barbara Cupisti


  5. AV

    Antonella Vitale

    Bridal Model

  6. Giovanni Lombardo Radice

    Giovanni Lombardo Radice


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Original Title La chiesa

Status Released

Original Language Italian

Runtime 1h 42m

Budget $3,500,000.00

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • August 22, 1990
    R, Theatrical (limited)



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