Release date1999 (1999) Music directorDante Tomaselli, Michael Tomaselli CastIrma St. Paule, Christie Sanford, Danny Lopes, Salvatore Paul Piro, Vincent Lamberti, Maureen Tomaselli Similar moviesDanny Lopes and others appear in Desecration and Horror
TaglineYou will burn in hell...
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Desecration is a 1999 American horror film written and directed by Dante Tomaselli. The film stars Irma St. Paule and Christie Sanford, who would both return in several of Tomaselli's later films. The film originally started off as a short film that Tomaselli created in 1994 and is his feature film directorial debut.
Tomaselli drew inspiration for the film from his childhood and also heavily utilized dream sequences to impart the film's story.
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A 16-year-old teen named Bobby is emotionally damaged by the early death of his mother. After accidentally causing a nun's death, he unleashes a chain of supernatural events that lead him into the pits of Hell.
Irma St. Paule as Grandma Matilda
Christie Sanford as Sister Madeline / Mary Rullo
Danny Lopes as Bobby Rullo
Salvatore Paul Piro as Mr. Rullo
Vincent Lamberti as Brother Nicolas
Maureen Tomaselli as Sister Rosemary
Gene Burke as Father O'Leary
Ruth Ray as Reverend Mother
Helen Palladino as Mrs. Cannizzaro
Merle Bertrant of Film Threat panned the film and gave it one and a half stars, stating, "All moody funky art-crap visuals and no cohesive narrative to speak of, the only thing desecrated in Desecration is the rapidly fading art of storytelling." In contrast, Sean McGinnis of DVD Verdict called it a cult film that it would "engender strong feelings one way or the other". McGinnis said that he "found the film entertaining and creepy in a palpable way."
Tomaselli created the initial short that inspired the full-length film in 1994. The film was experimental and explored themes such as drug usage within the clergy and Catholicism in specific.