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.”