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IFC Midnight reveals trailer and poster for possession chiller “WELCOME TO MERCY”

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Playing a pair of festivals this month and seeing wider release in November is the convent-set fright film WELCOME TO MERCY. Read on for all the info, plus the just-released trailer and poster.

IFC Midnight brings WELCOME TO MERCY to select theaters, VOD and digital platforms November 2; prior to that, the movie makes its world premiere at New York City’s Brooklyn Horror Film Festival and Los Angeles’ Screamfest on October 13. Tommy Bertelsen directed from a screenplay by Kristen Ruhlin, who also stars; the cast additionally includes Lily Newmark and Eileen Davies, and the music is by Michael Shuman, bassist for Queens of the Stone Age and Mini-Mansions. The synopsis: “After being stricken with stigmata, single mother Madaline [Ruhlin] is sent to a remote convent where nothing is what it seems and her friend August [Newmark] is seemingly the only person she can trust. Together, they must confront the demons inside Madaline before she becomes the Antichrist.”

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.