The Unholy marks Evan Spiliotopoulos’ directorial debut. Sony‘s unholy picture released in March, but we’re not done showing it love here at Dread Central. In fact, we’re only getting started. Today, we have an exclusive interview with the man himself. We talk about horror, religion and real estate serendipity. Enjoy the chat below!
The Unholy follows Alice, a young hearing-impaired girl who, after a supposed visitation from the Virgin Mary, is inexplicably able to hear, speak and heal the sick. As word spreads and people from near and far flock to witness her miracles, a disgraced journalist (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) hoping to revive his career visits the small New England town to investigate. When terrifying events begin to happen all around, he starts to question if these phenomena are the works of the Virgin Mary or something much more sinister.
My Take on It
I really liked the film. But I adored the interview even more. Seeing Evan talk passionately about his debut film made me smile. He was able to share some awesome nuggets about production, too. Negan used to own his home! Crazy stuff, that is.
I also loved Cricket Brown’s breakaway debut performance. Evan is rightly proud of having discovered her. She will go onto star in many more excellent films, I’m sure.
Have you seen The Unholy yet? What are your thoughts on it? Reach out to me on Twitter or drop a comment below, and let’s continue the conversation!