Mike Mendez Heading Back to The Convent?

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Mike Mendez Heading Back to The Convent?If you’re unfamiliar with Mike Mendez’s classic The Convent from 2000, then you cats should fix that immediately by getting a copy of the DVD. Simply put, it rules. I mean really, really rules. As someone with Nun-o-phobia, I can tell you this one screwed me up good!

The movie is notable for quite a few things, including putting Bill Moseley back on the horror map after a fairly long absence. Hell, it’s worth seeing for that alone. In any event… while doing press for his new film Big Ass Spider!, Mendez mentioned that he may just be about ready to head back into this demonic world for a sequel.

Chaton Anderson [who scripted the original] wanted to revisit it, and I was like, ‘I only want to do it if it has a unique point of view,’ Mendez tells Fangoria. “For those who saw the first movie, there’s something that happened in the ’60s [seen in an attention-grabbing prologue] that sets off the events in the present so we want to do ‘The Convent’ in the ’60s. It’s more a period piece: the adventures of young Christine [Barbeau’s heroine], kicking ass early on… We’re looking at calling it ‘The Devil’s Convent’, and it would kind of be its own thing, but if you know the original, they do connect. It’s being written right now so we’ll see where it goes.”

Please, video gods, make it so!

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  • kiddcapone

    Erhhhh, yeah…usually we have comparable taste in horror flicks 90% of the time, but this certainly falls in the 10% category.

    I remember Mike Mendez showing the trailer for this during the Fangoria Weekend of Horrors in NY back in the late 90’s and I practically popped a boner. I immediately pre-ordered the DVD and waited impatiently for it to arrive.

    I thought it sucked. Unless you enjoy shit like Slashers and The Dead Hate the Living, avoid The Convent at all costs.

    • Masked Slasher

      I saw The Convent when it first hit DVD and I can’t remember a single solitary frame.