The Devil's Doorway trailer: A found footage religious horror set in 1960s Northern Ireland
Found footage horrors started to become a pastiche of themselves as laziness took hold and a number of good ideas eventually flatlined into the same tired old tropes. The Devil's Doorway is another set in a 1960s Northern Irish Catholic church where unspeakable horrors are taking place in a home for 'fallen' women. The trailer has quite an effective eerie mood, although it doesn't look like it's about to turn the sub-genre on its head. Take a look at the trailer for The Devil's Doorway above to find out more.
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.
Aislinn Clarke directs (the first woman in Northern Ireland to direct a horror film), with the cast featuring Lalor Roddy, Ciaran Flynn, Helena Bereen and Lauren Coe.
No news yet on a UK release date but The Devil's Doorway is getting a small theatre run in the US before hitting VOD and digital platforms on July 13th 2018.