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The Convent (2000)

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A group of college students break into an abandoned convent and become possessed by demonic spirits.

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Mike Mendez

Writers:

Chaton Anderson (story), Chaton Anderson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joanna Canton ... Clorissa
Richard Trapp Richard Trapp ... Frijole
Dax Miller Dax Miller ... Chad (as Jason Dax Miller)
Renée Graham ... Kaitlin
Liam Kyle Sullivan Liam Kyle Sullivan ... Brant
Megahn Perry ... Mo
Jim Golden Jim Golden ... Biff
Chaton Anderson ... Sapphira (as Chaton Itae)
Adrienne Barbeau ... Adult Christine
Kelly Mantle ... Dickie-Boy
David Gunn David Gunn ... Saul
Oakley Stevenson Oakley Stevenson ... Young Christine
Larrs Jackson Larrs Jackson ... Father Ryan
Coolio ... Officer Starkey
Bill Moseley ... Officer Ray
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A group of college students break into an abandoned convent and become possessed by demonic spirits.

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Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, and for language, some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Le couvent See more »

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Production Co:

Alpine Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

| (uncut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Clorissa: [finding out her bother is to be sacrificed] So my brother's going to be the Anti-Christ?
Adult Christine: 'Fraid so.
Clorissa: Mom's gonna be pissed!
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Video and DVD release will be R-rated, featuring 19 less seconds of gore than the original version. See more »

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References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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Written and Performed by Phil tha Agony (as Phil the Agony)
Produced by The Barber KIZ for Barber Shop Music
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Unholy, sacrilegious fun!
14 August 2005 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

"The Convent" is a very UNoriginal but fun splatter-horror flick with the usual formula of dumb teenagers awakening an ancient type of evil they can't possibly deal with. The very cool and mood-setting opening sequence shows a young girl gunning down a bunch of nuns and a priest before setting fire to the convent/boarding school they're living in. The urban legend says that this girl – Christine – went insane after a forced abortion and that the convent is haunted by the restless souls of the nuns ever since. Now, 40 years later, a group of crazy college students breaks into the abandoned convent to play fraternity jokes, but soon they get possessed by demons in nuns' clothes and they're recruited to assist in performing virgin-sacrifices to Satan almighty. There's few tension or atmosphere but the script luckily enough inserts a lot of OTT-humor and ingenious ideas (a bunch of unbelievably clumsy devil-worshipers!) that makes this routine horror flick worth watching. The make-up effects are quite grotesque and nasty, with blood spurting out of every body hole and heads that are chopped off by the dozen. The dark and ramshackle convent makes an excellent horror location and the nun-costumes are really terrific. The true heroine of this film is Adrienne Barbeau ("The Fog", "Escape from N.Y") as the skilled demon-killer who comes to save the day. There equally are splendid cameo appearances for rapper Coolio and Bill Mosely ("House of 1.000 Corpses"). "The Convent" isn't exactly fundamental viewing, but it's good and unscrupulous horror-entertainment that fans will surely appreciate.


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