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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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Cast

Credited cast:
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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charlie Bonner Charlie Bonner ... Dr. Cleary
Cathy-Brennan Bradley Cathy-Brennan Bradley ... Sister Maria Agnes
Iona Clarke Iona Clarke ... Ghost Girl
Maddox Gulliver Maddox Gulliver ... Ghost Boy 2
Isaac Heslip ... Ghost Boy 1
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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

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Ghost Child: [to Father John] You Are Going To Die Here
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Not very good, but very effective
15 July 2018 | by jonathanmarklundSee all my reviews

This is a masterclass in how to do a low-budget horrormovie.

There is not a lot going on in this movie. Some might even say that it's a bit slow. But since it's a short movie, it doesn't drag out and it manages to stay tight towards the end. The style reminds me of Asians movies like Ju-on, The Eye and Dark Water.

There are some really clever shoots and some really effective shoots as well. Extremely well use of sounds and "off camera action". The special effects are done smartly. We the viewer often see very little. This is exactly how to avoid using a lot of cheap and ugly CGI.

The acting is good. The mother superior comes of as being 100% authentic.It's almost like 'Dolores Umbridge' in the Harry Potter movies. On one hand you want to congratulate the actress for doing a good job, on the other hand you want to slap her in the face with a chair because you so thoroughly hated the character.

There are some flaws. The shaky cam is done to death and annoying as hell. Most of the time it works in this movie, but "found footage" always create some plotholes. I mean, who found this footage? and who showed it? and why are WE seeing it?

It also has the same flaw as most haunted house movies: Why didn't they get out as soon as things started to go wrong?, why didn't they call for help? Why would you go around in the dark following creepy sounds?

BUT, if you are mature enough to suspend your beliefs for 75 minutes and jut follow the story as it goes, it's a pretty effective horror movie. If you like scary movies, old buildings, creepy nuns and jump-scares this is the movie for you.


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Country:

Ireland | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Devil's Doorway See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$516,660
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1.33 : 1
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