Wow. I’ve been on quite the comic movie kick for the past few days. Maybe I should switch to something different. Hmmm. The Convent. Sounds like a nice wholesome movie. Let’s see….Demon possessed nuns, virgin sacrifices, zombies, devil worshiping idiots. Yep, completely wholesome. Let’s watch.
The plot: In 1960, a teenager named Christine goes on a killing spree and kills all of the nuns and priests in the local convent. 40 years later, the convent is an abandoned building full of rumors as to what happened and why. A group of college kids break into the convent during a pledge prank to try and defile the bell tower. However, when a group of devil worshipers use one of the kids as a virgin sacrifice, a horde of demons are unleashed. Now Clorissa must team up with a grown up Christie to deal with the demons once and for all.
The problem with horror movies is that it is very hard to have an original idea for a horror movie. Serial killers, zombies, monsters, vampires, giant mutated animals; all of these have been used in one movie or another. The best that directors/producers/writers can hope for is to try and do something unique with an existing theme. They need to do something that will make their film stand out from similar movies. Let’s face it. Hollywood is the ultimate popularity contest.
Now I personally found this movie to be more funny than scary. I’m not saying that there isn’t any blood or gore or anything that you would expect to see in a horror movie because those things are here. This movie reminded me a little of The Evil Dead with how the demons come about and act. But everything is so over the top ridiculous that you can’t help but laugh. The demon possessed kids/zombies are all twitchy once they become possessed. I mean full on, rapid head shaking twitchy. Some of the various deaths are so over the top, that you can’t help but laugh. The scenes with the two male devil worshipers are also funny as their characters are so ridiculous in their quest to summon a demon.
So if you are bored and want to watch a movie with a slightly new twist on an old theme, you might want to watch this.
Rating: 2 1/2 out of 5