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Marina Antunes [Celluloid 06.12.18] United Kingdom horror

Writer/director Aislinn Clarke has worked in theatre and made a couple of short films but her debut feature is bound to get her some attention; The Devil's Doorway looks downright great.

Lalor Roddy and Ciaran Flynn star as Father Thomas and Father John respectively, a pair of priests who are sent by the Vatican to investigate a miraculous event at an Irish house for "fallen women." What they find there isn't anything like a miracle but rather a complete nightmare complete with ritualistic abuse, tyrannical nuns and perhaps even a bout or two of demonic possession.

The movie unfolds in 1960 and Clarke shoots in 16mm, giving The Devil's Doorway a found-footage kind of vibe but thankfully, it doesn't seem to rely too much on the handheld camera approach.

Clarke does seem to be going for full-on religious horror and if the trailer is any indication, the movie will not disappoint.

The Devil's Doorway will open theatrically and be available on VOD July 13.

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JCarson (4 years ago) Reply

Wasn't as good as the trailer depicts. I was disappointed.

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