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More insanity than you will probably ever see again.
The Convent is straight up one of the best horrors I've seen this year. It's funny, it's full of gore, it even manages to pull in some genuinely scary segments as well. The movie is best described as Evil Dead crossed with Hell Night. A bunch of high school students hole up in an abandoned convent for a pledge night prank then wind up getting attacked by zombie nuns.
Director Mike Mendez obviously watched Sam Raimi's trilogy repeatedly as a kid, as the same mix of hardcore gore, hilarious one liners and gruesome zombies is here in abundance. Not only are the teen actors great and much more resilient and believable than the average 'sorority pledge' types, but the movie is home to genre veterans Adrienne Barbeau and Bill Mosely (You know, the skinny evil guy from House of 1000 Corpses!). You seriously can't lose with this movie.
As you can tell, I'm stark raving mad about the Convent, it really is the daddy of the current wave of B Movie horror. It's had a lot of detractors, but how can any sane person not love a movie that throws thousands of guns, comedy Satan worshippers, horny teenagers, zombie nuns, the Antichrist and a very small dog into the mix. Check it out right now damn it.
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