In the vein of The Nun and St. Agatha come The Convent, an entry in the new wave of nunsploitation sweeping the horror genre. We shared the exceptionally creepy trailer when it dropped in late March but today, we’re thrilled to share an exclusive clip certain to freak you out–and make your stomach churn!
Give it a spin at the top of the article, followed by the synopsis and trailer for The Convent below.
In the early 17th century, innocent young Persephone is falsely accused and put on trial for her life. Her fate seems sealed except for the timely intervention of the mysterious Reverend Mother offering her not just sanctuary, but hope. For the Reverend Mother is the self-appointed leader of a small religious retreat, a secluded Priory, where her fellow Sisters devote their lives to the Lord and seek atonement for their pasts. But upon arrival, Persephone is plagued with terrifying visions and soon realizes that it’s not salvation that awaits but a battle for her very soul itself.
The Convent is directed by Paul Hyett from a screenplay he co-wrote with Conal Palmer and Gregory Blair; the film stars Hannah Arterton, Clare Higgins, and Rosie Day. Look for it in select theaters and On Demand begining May 3rd.