DEVIL'S DOORWAY, THE
What unholy terrors lurk behind the walls of a secretive Irish convent? Northern Ireland, 1960: Father Thomas Riley (Lalor Roddy, DON'T LEAVE HOME, FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY, HUNGER) and Father John Thornton (Ciaran 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. Inspired by the infamous true histories of Magdalene Laundries — in which "fallen women" were held captive by the Irish Catholic Church — this found-footage occult shocker is a chilling encounter with unspeakable evil. (Note adapted from IFC Films.) DIR/SCR Aislinn Clarke; SCR/PROD Martin Brennan, Michael B. Jackson; PROD Katy Jackson. UK/Ireland, 2018, color, 77 min. NOT RATED
No AFI Member passes accepted.