A poor excuse for a horror film, THE UNHOLY again pits a Catholic priest against the forces of darkness, this time in a poor New Orleans parish. It seems that several years ago two priests were murdered while praying before the altar on Easter weekend. Although the crime was kept quiet by
the church, an archbishop (Hal Holbrook) and a old blind priest (Trevor Howard) are convinced that young Father Michael (Ben Cross) is the one to fight whatever demons lurk in the killer parish. He follows the clues to a local nightclub that specializes in titillating simulations of Satanic
rituals. Based on an old treatment by veteran screenwriter Phillip Yordan (JOHNNY GUITAR; K...