Crowded with weird religious imagery and free from gratuitous gore, CURSE IV: THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE is a stringent spine-tingler. If its literate screenplay had been a bit less talky and repetitious, this ecclesiastical shocker might have been a superior example of its kind. David Schmoeller
(TOURIST TRAP, PUPPET MASTER) directs with enough assurance to create a memorably sober experiment in terror.
In 1506, agents of the Inquisition sealed up a possessed albino in the catacombs of the Abbey of San Pietro, though not before the creature utters a curse that will make the present-day brothers rue the actions of their forebears.
Within the meticulously pre...