I saw the trailer for this film, accompanied with The Monster Squad and even then was very intrigued. 32 years old now, have it on VHS and the 8 Horror Collection. Watched it on both formats, but as often happens, looks much better on DVD. It needs to be released on DVD/Blu-ray and with the original cover. This movie, even after everything I've seen...gave me the creeps! The storyline for its time, was very well done, the acting was good and the music added to the creepy atmosphere. It may have sparked a lot of controversy, and at the time of it's release, I can see why. However, after so long after 1987, is that a good enough reason to not restore/release it? I don't think so!
This movie is very scary loved it watched it twice. Excellent plot, great actors, and awesome special effects. In a church where 2 priests were tempted then slain by a beautiful demoness after succoming to her charms afterward the church was closed down. Later on the church is reopened and given to priest father Michael unbeknownst to him he is the chosen one who is to battle and destroy the she devil called The Unholy/the demoness who;s true name is Desederious. Father Michael begins running his parish and soon Desiderious begins her reign of terror and temptation and the battle begins. One of the acts of desecration is a poor dog being slaughtered then lain on the church altar to both defile the church church and terrorize father Michael. There are far more scarier events that take place but I dont want to ruin it for others