The construction of a new subway line in Rome uncovers an ancient catacomb. When Professor Lasky (Donald Pleasence) and his team of archaeologists investigate they uncover the Gates of Hell, opening a tomb which contains a terrible evil, one that has lain undisturbed for thousands of years. If mankind is to be saved the only solution is to seal the tomb once and for all.
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A group or archaeologists, headed by Donald Pleasense, have entered the secret catacombs which have been sealed for centuries.
In their ignorance and quest for the unknown, the archaeologists have broken the seal to the gates of hell, unleashing a terrible evil, not seen on the face of the earth for nineteen thousand years.
The heart of the evil lies in an unexplored catacomb, into which the archaeologists lower a computerized camera. The air, odour and silence hover in a menacing atmosphere as the camera scans the darkness, revealing a centuries old stone tomb. Donald Pleasence interprets the inscriptions on the tomb and realizes the true horror of the find.
He has evoked an evil so terrifying that it could destroy mankind as we know it.
There is only one solution, to seal the tomb. It's now a race against time and a head on clash with the powers of centuries long forgotten.
Spectres, an unforgettable journey into the darkest reaches of terror.