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The Devil's Doorway (2018)

Unrated | | Horror | 30 October 2020 (USA)
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In the fall of 1960, Father Thomas Riley and Father John Thornton were sent by the Vatican to investigate a miraculous event in an Irish home for 'fallen women', only to uncover something much more horrific.

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Aislinn Clarke
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Lalor Roddy ... Father Thomas
Ciaran Flynn Ciaran Flynn ... Father John
Helena Bereen ... Mother Superior
Lauren Coe ... Kathleen
Dearbhail Lynch Dearbhail Lynch ... Eileen Murphy (as Dearbhail Carr)
Carleen Melaugh ... Sister Maria Louise
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In the fall of 1960, Father Thomas Riley and Father John Thornton were sent by the Vatican to investigate a miraculous event in an Irish home for 'fallen women', only to uncover something much more horrific.

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This Is Not Found Footage. It Has Been Supressed by the Catholic Church for the Last 58 Years

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Horror

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Just as a slight correction to the above. There is hardly any Computer Generated Imagery in this film. It was shot mostly on 16mm and nearly all the effects were done in camera ie live. See more »

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Mother Superior: You've some neck on you. Coming into this home and casting aspersions on me. Who do you think you are? You send all the country's dirty wee secrets here, here to my home and sally off without a care in the world. Sweep it all under the carpet and they expect us to hide the dirty laundry. Isn't that it, Father? Leave all the dirty work to the women.
Father Thomas: Reverend Mother, I don't think that...
Mother Superior: No! You don't, do you? You worry about how we treat the girls. What about how you treat us? Leave us to hide ...
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Pure Evil
15 July 2018 | by beorhhouseSee all my reviews

I'm not big into found footage, but this one is sort of footage being shot, not found. The priests are genuine, not typical Hollywood Catholic priests. The Magdalene laundry was a real place, and it wouldn't surprise me if this kind of thing happened in those horror houses-there were more than one in Ireland until the early 1990s, I believe. You sort of know what is happening, but you still want to see it to the end. Very scary, a few minor jump scares, and one or two major ones. Ghoulish, hellish, and pure evil. And the fact that there is an atypical ending actually supports the integrity of the priests while bringing into stark relief the evil of the antagonists.


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30 October 2020 (USA) See more »

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