The Church



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?!

  1. Dario Argento

    Screenplay, Story

  2. Michele Soavi

    Director, Screenplay

  3. Franco Ferrini

    Screenplay, Story

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. Antonella Vitale

    Bridal Model

Full Cast & Crew

The Church
The Church



Original Title La chiesa

Status Released

Release Information

  • August 22, 1990
    Theatrical (limited)


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

  • January 30, 1991


Original Language Italian

Runtime 1h 42m

Budget $3,500,000.00

Revenue -

Homepage -



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