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Trailer and poster for “THE DEVIL’S DOORWAY” emerge to possess you

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

A religious chiller inspired by the true and horrible story of Ireland’s Magdalene Catholic asylums, THE DEVIL’S DOORWAY sees American release next month, and the trailer and poster have just been released.

IFC Midnight opens THE DEVIL’S DOORWAY in select theaters and on VOD July 13. Directed by Aislinn Clarke from a screenplay she wrote with Martin Brennan and Michael B. Jackson, it stars Lalor Roddy, Ciaran Flynn, Helena Bereen and Lauren Coe. 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.”

THE DEVIL’S DOORWAY also plays on Friday, June 22 at Chicago’s Cinepocalypse festival; go here for details.

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.