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The Convent (2018)

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During the 17th Century a young woman is saved from execution and led to a priory to repent her sins but discovers a greater evil lies within.

Director:

Paul Hyett

Writers:

Gregory Blair (story), Paul Hyett | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Ironside ... The Magistrate
Rosie Day ... Sister Emeline
Clare Higgins ... Reverend Mother
Hannah Arterton ... Persephone
Dilan Gwyn ... Alice Langley
Ciarán McMenamin ... William Carpenter
Freddy Carter ... Ellis
Ania Marson ... Sister Elizabeth
Grahame Fox ... Jeremiah
Katie Sheridan ... Sister Margaret
Ryan Oliva ... The Diabolical
Carl Wharton ... Farmer
Sian Breckin Sian Breckin ... Sister Lucilla
Amelia Bennett ... Sister Adela
Sian Crisp ... Annalette
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Storyline

Early in the seventeenth century, a young woman, Persephone, is falsely accused, arrested and put on trial for her life. Her fate seems sealed but for the timely intervention of a stranger, the mysterious Reverend Mother, who offers Persephone not just sanctuary, but hope. For the Reverend Mother is the self-appointed leader of a small religious retreat, a secluded Priory, where she and her fellow Sisters can devote their lives to the Lord and seek atonement for their pasts. But upon her arrival, Persephone is plagued with terrifying visions and soon realizes that it's not Salvation that awaits her, but a battle for her very soul itself. Written by Paul Hyett & Conal Palmer

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Taglines:

Forgive Us Our Sins

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History | Horror

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This film is also known as Heretiks. See more »

Goofs

At the one hour mark she plunges she knife into her throat and she gushes blood. As she lands on the floor, she is not bleeding and has no gouge in her neck, but rather a nick below her chin. See more »

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There is a post credit scene with sister Emeline. See more »

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Solid 6 Stars
5 May 2019 | by cynthiacatonSee all my reviews

I enjoyed the atmosphere of the movie. The time period felt (relatively) authentic. Persephone jumps out of the fire into an all-together different frying pan.

The store is not original and I wish they explained the back story better, but it is a solid film. I watch a lot of horror and this is definitely not the worst!

My pet peeve - I hate when the scenes are so dark that you cannot see anything. This does happen through most of the film, but the eyes do shine bright.

Fine for people who like horror period pieces with some gore.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 2018 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Heretiks See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP2,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$353,326
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2.39:1
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