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Original title: Convent, The
• USA: Jan 21, 2000
• UK: 10 Jul 2000
DVD Release Date
• R1: Dec 11, 2001
Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, and for language, some sexuality and drug content.
1 hour, 24 minutes
Alpine Pictures Inc.
Studio Alpine Pictures
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• The Convent (2000)
|Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Ghosts, Teenage, Devil, Campy, Suspense, Haunted House, Occult, Zombie, Gore, Murder, Demon, Demonic Possession|
Plot: Back in the 1950s a young girl walked into a Catholic boarding school, doused the hallways with gasoline, and lit a cigarette. Needless to say, the school became a house of horror as it burned down in flames, leaving no survivors. 40 years later, the school has been condemned. A college prank requires a group of curious students to break into the chapel, which is now home to a gang of vengeful demons! THE CONVENT delivers equal parts laughs and shocks, with gore and creatures that harken back to the blood and effects-heavy horror films of the mid-1980s.
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This obviously tongue-in-cheek throwback to 80's horror has a unserious tone that sort of gets tiresome as the script has Coolio in a comic relief role as a cop little realizing that ALL the characters in the movie are jokers.
One of the best horror films of the year, Mendez`s "The Convent" harks back to the golden era of gory horror: The 1980s.
Mendez also annoys us with the use of a type of camera shot where the possessed appear to be walking very ruggitly, fast and choppy, its more annoying that the camera work in Blair Witch.
--Mr Disgusting (Bloody-Disgusting.com)
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