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Exclusive clip: An early encounter with evil in “THE DEVIL’S DOORWAY”

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | Exclusive, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

A priest experiences signs that a convent may contain THE DEVIL’S DOORWAY in an exclusive excerpt from the latest IFC Midnight release. Check it out after the jump.

Inspired by notorious true accounts of the Magdalene Laundries—in which “fallen women” were held captive by the Irish Catholic Church—THE DEVIL’S DOORWAY hits select theaters and VOD this Friday, July 13. Aislinn Clarke directed the movie, and scripted it with Martin Brennan and Michael B. Jackson; Lalor Roddy, Ciaran Flynn, Helena Bereen and Lauren Coe star. The synopsis: “What unholy terrors lurk behind the walls of a secretive Irish convent? Northern Ireland, 1960: Father Thomas Riley [Roddy] and Father John Thornton [Flynn] are dispatched by the Vatican to investigate reports of a miracle—a statue of the Virgin Mary weeping blood—at a remote Catholic asylum for ‘immoral’ women. Armed with 16mm film cameras to record their findings, the priests instead discover a depraved horror show of sadistic nuns, satanism, and demonic possession. Supernatural forces are at work here—but they are not the doing of God.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.