The Devil’s Doorway (2018) Movie Review

Director: Aislinn Clarke

Writer: Martin Brennan, Aislinn Clarke, Michael B Jackson (Screenplay)

Starring: Lalor Roddy, Ciaran Flynn, Helena Bereen, Lauren Coe, Dearbhail Lynch, Carleen Melaugh

Plot: 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.


Tagline – This Is Not Found Footage. It Has Been Supressed by the Catholic Church for the Last 58 Years

Runtime: 1 Hour 16 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: The Devil’s Doorway starts with Father Thomas (Roddy) and Father John (Flynn) heading to a small Irish ministry, one that has a reputation for mistreating the women who has found themselves within the walls.

When the strange events start happening with the statues around the ministry starting to bleed, with the blood proving to being from a pregnant woman.

Thoughts on The Devil’s Doorway

Final ThoughtsThe Devil’s Doorway is shot like a found footage film, which plays out like we are watching the recordings of something shot a long time ago, with the idea being in the 1960s, this does help give us the true found footage feeling we don’t always get. Using the church for the story seems to be more of an attack on what certain churches have done in the past, showing the many secrets that could have happened. Diving into the possession side of things is always going to struggle to make an impact, as the sub-genre has been done way too many times. The acting however, does make us feel like we are watching real priest that are unsure of the truth, which is great to watch. When it comes to the horror we get a mix of voices from behind the camera, or things that happen off camera, with only the reaction left to give us the judgement on what is going on.



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