Michael Mohan is back with Immaculate, another intriguing brainchild of his, again starring his co-worker Sydney Sweeney in the leading role, after The Voyeurs and Everything Sucks.
Immaculate is Michael Mohan’s latest film that will hit the theatres this Spring, with a promising premise and an even more ‘immaculate’ trailer. The film’s screenplay was written by feature debutant Andrew Lobel and is set in an Italian nunnery in the countryside.
The film stars Sydney Sweeney in the leading role of Cecilia and finally gives her a proper chance to show off her acting chops and prove that she is far more than eye candy. Releasing in theatres on March 22, 2024, the film will be competing in that weekend with the likes of Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, Arthur the King, and The American Society of Magical Negroes.
Immaculate also dropped its official trailer on January 25, 2024. The religious horror film explores the concept of immaculate conception or being born without the stain of original sin to supposedly give birth to the child of God, like Mother Mary, but with a dark approach.
The film’s trailer showcases a balance of religious fervor and sneaking evil. Sydney Sweeney is an American nun, Cecilia, who embarks on a new life path by joining a picturesque but remote nunnery in the Italian countryside.
The warm welcome that a devoutly religious Cecilia receives upon arrival quickly turns into a nightmare when it is discovered that she is pregnant without breaking her vows. Her apparently ‘immaculate’ and holy conception soon leads her down a perilous path, strewn with sinister secrets, unspeakable horrors, and intense torture, with evil lurking in the shadows, waiting for the right time to pounce upon her.
Things start taking a wrong turn, when a nun dies by falling off a building, right after her pregnancy, and only hostile stares and whispers follow Cecilia. Whether anthropological, or something far more malevolent and primeval, perhaps even ritualistic and Satanic, can only be told by watching Immaculate in the theatres, to get the full experience.
Immaculate promises it all, poetic cinematography, serious jump scares, and exceptional acting by a stellar European cast other than Sweeney, comprising the likes of Alvaro ‘Professor’ Morte of Money Heist fame, Amanda actress Benedetta Porcaroli, and The White Lotus’ Simona Tabasco, among others.