Stigmata (1999)

35mm film, colour, 2.35:1Digital DTS Sound, DTS Stereo

An American horror film directed by Rupert Wainwright.

Plot Summary

A young woman begins to suffer stigmata and the church sends a priest to investigate.


Directed by: Rupert Wainwright
© 1999 Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures Inc.
Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures present an FGM Entertainment production. A Rupert Wainwright film
Produced by: Frank Mancuso Jr
Line Producer: Vikki Williams
Screenplay by: Tom Lazarus, Rick Ramage
Story by: Tom Lazarus
Director of Photography: Jeffrey L. Kimball
Film Editors: Michael R. Miller, Michael J. Duthie
Music by: Billy Corgan, Elia Cmiral
Production Sound Recorder: David Kirschner
Costume Designer: Louise Frogley
Key Make-up: Perri Sorel
Key Hairstylist: Ron Scott
Make-up Effects Supervisor: Ve Neill
Prosthetic Make-up Effects Created by: Makeup and Monsters
Special Effects Co-ordinator: Al Disarro
Visual Effects Supervisor: Tim McGovern
Visual Effects by: Dream Quest Images
Production Designer: Waldemar Kalinowski

Patricia Arquette (Frankie Paige)
Gabriel Byrne (Father Andrew Kiernan)
Jonathan Pryce (Cardinal Daniel Houseman)
Nia Long (Donna Chadway)
Enrico Colantoni (Father Dario)
Dick Latessa (Father Gianni Delmonico)
Thomas Kopache (Father Durning)
Ann Cusack (Doctor Reston)
Portia de Rossi (Jennifer Kelliho)
Patrick Muldoon (Steven)
Rade Sherbedgia (Marion Petrocelli)
Shaun Toub (doctor)
Tom Hodges (nurse)
Lydia Hazan (attending nurse)
Duke Moosekian (Doctor Eckworth)
Valarie Trapp (woman with a baby)
Kessia Kordelle (Cheryl)
Frankie Thorn (Donna's customer)
Mariah Nunn (Sister Angela)
Tom Fahn (MTA man)

Alternative Titles

Estigma – Argentina, Mexico, Portugal
Stigmate – Italy
Stigmates – Canada (French)
Stigmos – Lithuania
Stygmaty – Poland
Toby's Story – working title
Стигмата – Bulgaria
Стигматы – Russia

Extracts included in
Divine Rites: The Story of Stigmata (1999)



  • Cine & Media no.1 (2000) pp.5-10 – illustrated article (The Millennium Movies by various)
  • Cinefantastique vol.31 no.7 (August 1999) pp.54-55 – illustrated interview with Rupert Wainwright (Stigmata by Dan Scapperotti)
  • Creative Screenwriting vol.6 no.5 (September/October 1999) pp.67-70 – illustrated article (Thomas Lazarus's Stigmata by Gina MacDonald , Andrew MacDonald)
  • DVD Review no.15 (2000) pp.52-53; 53 – illustrated DVD review (UK reviews by AT); illustrated interview with Rupert Wainwright (An interview with Rupert Wainwright)
  • Empire no.128 (February 2000) pp.18; 45 – illustrated review (New films by Angie Errigo); illustrated article (Reel news: stigmatic for the people by David Hughes)
  • Empire no.134 (August 2000) p.130 – video review (Video to rent by [MD])
  • Entertainment Weekly no.503 (17 September 1999) p.52 – illustrated review (Cross to bear by Lisa Schwarzbaum)
  • Fangoria no.184 (July 1999) pp.36-40 – illustrated article (In a religious vein by Abbie Bernstein)
  • Fangoria no.193 (June 2000) p.52 – illustrated DVD review (DVD dungeon by Michael Gingold and Matthew Kiernan)
  • Film and Video vol.16 no.6 (June 1999) pp.41-42, 132 – illustrated interview with Rupert Wainwright (Stigmata by Iain Blair)
  • Film Review Special no.34 Yearbook 2001 p.109 – illustrated review (Stigmata by Ian Calcutt)
  • Film Score Monthly vol.4 no.10 (December 1999) p.22 – soundtrack review (Score of scores 1999: reel horrorshow by Freeman Lowell)
  • Film Score Monthly vol.4 no.6 (July 1999) p.16 – interview with Elia Cmiral (Downbeat: love, religion and murder by Doug Adams)
  • Film Tutti i Film della Stagione no.45 (May/June 2000) pp.46-48 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Film-Echo/Filmwoche no.37 18 (September 1999) p.30 – illustrated review (Stigmata by Andreas Fuchs)
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.352 no.16 (28 April 1998) p.23 – credits (Films in production by Brian Fuson)
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.353 no.26 (21 July 98) p.21 – credits (Films in production by Brian Fuson)
  • In Camera (October 1999) pp.38-39 – illustrated article
  • Legend no.30 (2000) p.30 – soundtrack review
  • Music from the Movies no.23 (Spring 1999) pp.38-41 – illustrated interview with Elia Cmiral (Elia Cmiral: scoring Stigmata by Rudy Koppl)
  • Music from the Movies no.25 (Winter 1999) p.32 – illustrated soundtrack review (Film music review by Mikael Carlsson)
  • Premiere no.275 (January 2000) p.63 – illustrated review (Stigmata by Christian Jauberty)
  • Screen International no.1155 (24 April 1998) p.27 – credits
  • Screen International no.1156 (1 May 1998) p.10 – note (Production line)
  • Screen International no.1243 (28 January 2000) p.28 – illustrated credits, review (What the critics say in… UK: Stigmata by Mary Scott)
  • Shivers no.68 (August 1999) pp.38-39 – illustrated preview (Making a mark by James Abery)
  • Shivers no.75 (March 2000) p.46 – illustrated review
  • Sight & Sound vol.10 no.2 (February 2000) p.55-56 – illustrated credits, synopsis, review (Reviews by Stephanie Zacharek)
  • Sight & Sound vol.10 no.8 (August 2000) p.61 – video review (Video reviews: rental by Danny Leigh)
  • Starburst no.258 (February 2000) pp.12-13; 65 – illustrated interview with Rupert Wainwright (Sharp practice by Alan Jones); illustrated review (Movie reviews by Alan Jones)
  • Starburst no.264 (August 2000) pp.83; 88 – illustrated video review (Reviews: videofile by Ian Atkins); illustrated DVD review (Reviews: DVD file)
  • Télérama no.2611 (26 January 2000) p.51 – credits, review (Stigmata by Aurélien Ferenczi)
  • Variety 13 September 1999 p.41 – credits, synopsis, review (Film reviews by Dennis Harvey)


  • Horror Films of the 1990s by John Kenneth Muir pp.651-653