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The Devil's Doorway (2018)

Unrated | | Horror | 25 October 2018 (South Korea)
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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

Cast overview:
Lalor Roddy ... Father Thomas
Ciaran Flynn Ciaran Flynn ... Father John
Helena Bereen ... Mother Superior
Lauren Coe Lauren Coe ... Kathleen
Dearbhail Lynch Dearbhail Lynch ... Eileen Murphy (as Dearbhail Carr)
Carleen Melaugh ... Sister Maria Louise
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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

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Horror

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Ireland | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2018 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

A Maldição da Freira See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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23ten See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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

Mother Superior: You've some neck on you. Coming into this home and casting aspersions on me. Who do you think you are? You send all the country's dirty wee secrets here, here to my home and sally off without a care in the world. Sweep it all under the carpet and they expect us to hide the dirty laundry. Isn't that it, father? Leave all the dirty work to the women.
Father Thomas: Reverend Mother, I don't think that...
Mother Superior: No! You don't, do you? You worry about how we treat the girls. What about how you treat us? Leave us to hide ...
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Much Better Than Most Found Footage Garbage
13 July 2018 | by neener3707See all my reviews

So as you've noticed by the trailer, the film has a unique way of presentation, using the old-school aspect ratio. Its not perfectly clear whether they used real film stock, or created it digitally, but as someone who worked at a film archive, I can attest that they did a pretty darn good job. But is it scary? Is it really like the critics say, that its the best found footage film in years, being a ode to The Exorcist and Rosemary's Baby? Well no, its not anywhere close to those masterpieces, but I agree its much better than the found footage garbage we so often see. With a boat load of Hollywood found footage trash, we also get a wave of films made by anyone who has an iPhone, and the vast majority of them are terrible, and while Devil's Doorway is not amazing, its certainly to as bad as I'm used to.

But was it scary? Its hard to say yes or no, I would rather say it was hit and miss, some of it got me, some of it didn't. The atmosphere also appeared and disappeared, sometimes it was effective, sometimes it was either not there or was not as effective. Its no masterpiece, but it most definitely had some cool stuff in there. The aspect ratio adds to it, the story its based on is an interesting one (surprised it has been done to death), and some of the plot points, shocks, and scares were alright. Again, alright, not perfect. So don't go in expecting a masterpiece like some critics say, or are paid to say.


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