Hailing out of Ireland, director Aislinn Clarke will see The Devil’s Doorway have its Midwest Premiere at the forthcoming Cinepocalypse here in Chicago on Friday, June 22nd (get tickets). IFC Midnight will release the film at a later date.
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.
Bloody Disgusting has uncovered the exclusive trailer and poster premiere, which explains that what you’re seeing is not found footage, but “suppressed” footage that the Catholic Church has been hiding for 58 years…
Here’s the full synopsis:
“What unholy terrors lurk behind the walls of a secretive Irish convent? Northern Ireland, 1960: Father Thomas Riley (Lalor Roddy) and Father John Thornton (Ciaran Flynn) are dispatched by the Vatican to investigate reports of a miracle—a statue of the Virgin Mary weeping blood—at a remote Catholic asylum for “immoral” women. Armed with 16mm film cameras to record their findings, the priests instead discover a depraved horror show of sadistic nuns, satanism, and demonic possession. Supernatural forces are at work here—but they are not the doing of God. Inspired by the infamous true histories of Magdalene Laundries—in which “fallen women” were held captive by the Irish Catholic Church—this found footage occult shocker is a chilling encounter with unspeakable evil.”