A church is built during medieval times on top of a pile of dead bodies that were considered possessed. Hundreds of years later a young librarian unleashes the evil within, by removing a rock in the catacombs. Series of events occur meanwhile, everybody just does not seem to be the same. Father Gus is the only one not possessed, he must save the city from becoming a pandemonium, he must find the ancient secret of the church so it can crumble to pieces. —IMDb
Michele Soavi, sometimes known as Michael Soavi (born July 3, 1957) is an Italian filmmaker.
Born in Milan, Italy in 1957, Michele Soavi’s parents separated when he was little and he lived with his mother who remarried a painter. Interested in his stepfather’s interest in painting, Soavi began an interest in creative arts in his school. During his teenage years, he decided that the cinema was his true calling after attending several movie screenings and developing a taste for acting. After graduating from high school, Soavi took acting lessons at Fersen Studios in Milan. His first acting role was an extra in the movie Bambule (1979) which was directed by Marco Modugno. During production, Modungo, impressed by Soavi’s interest in the movies, offered him a job as an assistant director which Soavi accepted and learned more about a director’s film making technique. After acting in small roles in Day of the Cobra (1980) and City of the Living Dead (1980… read more
Incredibly entertaining over the top Euro-horror. It definitely has its cheesy moments, but it always manages to be compelling and original with a number of inspired gruesome set pieces right up to its explosive climax. A must for horror fans.