In medieval Europe, crusading knights massacre a village full of suspected devil worshippers 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? THE CHURCH was co-written and produced by maestro Dario Argento (SUSPIRIA, INFERNO) and sealed the reputation of director Michele Soavi (STAGEFRIGHT, CEMETERY MAN) as the new master of Italian horror. This visually stunning shocker stars Hugh Quarshie (NIGHTBREED), Tomas Arana (GLADIATOR), Barbara Cupisti (OPERA), and Asia Argento (THE STENDHAL SYNDROME), and features a remarkable score by Goblin and Keith Emerson. Originally known as DEMONS 3, THE CHURCH is presented uncut, uncensored and fully restored from original vault materials.

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The Church (1989)

Horror · 1h 38m · 3/10/1989

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In medieval Europe, crusading knights massacre a village full of suspected devil worshippers 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? THE CHURCH was co-written and produced by maestro Dario Argento (SUSPIRIA, INFERNO) and sealed the reputation of director Michele Soavi (STAGEFRIGHT, CEMETERY MAN) as the new master of Italian horror. This visually stunning shocker stars Hugh Quarshie (NIGHTBREED), Tomas Arana (GLADIATOR), Barbara Cupisti (OPERA), and Asia Argento (THE STENDHAL SYNDROME), and features a remarkable score by Goblin and Keith Emerson. Originally known as DEMONS 3, THE CHURCH is presented uncut, uncensored and fully restored from original vault materials.

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Status

Released

Language

Italian

Country

Italy

Production Companies

ADC Films (ADC), Cecchi Gori Group Tiger Cinematografica, Reteitalia (in collaboration with)

Budget

$3,500,000

Revenue

$980,961
Cast
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Hugh Quarshie

Father Gus
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Tomas Arana

Evan
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Feodor Chaliapin Jr.

The Bishop (as Feodor Chaliapin)
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Barbara Cupisti

Lisa
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Antonella Vitale

Bridal Model
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Giovanni Lombardo Radice

Reverend
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Asia Argento

Lotte
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Roberto Caruso

Freddie
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Roberto Corbiletto

Hermann, the Sacristan
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Alina De Simone

Lottie's Mother
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Olivia Cupisti

Mira
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Gianfranco De Grassi

The Accuser
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Claire Hardwick

Joanna
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Lars Jorgenson

Bruno
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John Karlsen

Heinrich
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Katherine Bell Marjorie

Heinrich's Wife
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Riccardo Minervini

Schoolboy
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Enrico Osterman

The Torturer
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Micaela Pignatelli

Fashion shoot photographer
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Patrizia Punzo

Miss Brückner
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John Richardson

Architect
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Matteo Rocchietta

Younger Schoolboy
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Isabella Rocchietta

School girl (uncredited)
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Michele Soavi

1st Policeman at Lisa's House (uncredited)
Crew
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Michele Soavi

Director
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Franco Ferrini

Writer
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Michele Soavi

Writer
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Fabrizio Bava

Writer
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Lamberto Bava

Writer
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Nick Alexander

Writer
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Dardano Sacchetti

Writer
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Dario Argento

Writer
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Mario Cecchi Gori

Producer
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Vittorio Cecchi Gori

Producer
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Dario Argento

Producer
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Franco Fraticelli

Editor
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Fabio Pignatelli

Music
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Goblin

Music
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M.R. James

Writer
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Philip Glass

Music
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Keith Emerson

Music
Disc Releases
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The Church

(4K Ultra HD, Keep Case (Std.))

11/24/2023

Disc Title Front Cover

The Church

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

3/2/2018

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The Church

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

10/30/2007

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The Church

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

2/19/2002

Disc Title Front Cover

The Church

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

7/6/2018

Disc Title Front Cover

The Church

(Blu-ray)

4/30/2024

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