• The Devil's Doorway (2018)

The Devil's Doorway

Release Date: July 13th, 2018

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 17 min

Plot Summary

Northern Ireland, 1960: Father Thomas Riley and Father John Thornton 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.

Cast: Lalor Roddy, Ciaran Flynn, Helena Bereen, Lauren Coe, Dearbhail Carr, Carleen Melaugh

Director: Aislinn Clarke

Genres: Horror

Production Co: IFC Films

Keywords: Gripping, 1960s, Office, Quest, Mystery

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Noel MurrayLos Angeles Times

    Roddy and Bereen in particular give fully fleshed-out performances, playing agents of a religious institution they both disrespect in subtle and blatant ways. Clarke and company inject some old-fashioned scares into the context of a deeper moral rot. show more

  • 40
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    All the well-crafted effort has unfortunately been expended on a tired and overly familiar story that never registers as anything more than a compendium of horror-film clichés. show more

  • 70
    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International

    It takes its narrative cue from the Bon Secours mother-and-baby home in Tuam, County Galway in which “significant” numbers of dead children have been discovered. Even though this is placed within a potentially-exploitative genre framework, it is still handled with sensitivity and sympathy by this latest female director to flesh out horror tropes. show more

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