The Convent


1h 24m 2000

Brief Synopsis

It's been 40 years since the St. Francis Boarding School for Girls was shut down after a horrific tragedy occurred there. The ghostly structure remains boarded-up and condemned; the source for many an urban legend. In what has become an unspoken tradition, a group of college students break into the

Film Details

Also Known As
Convent, Couvent, La, La Couvent
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
Prokino Filmverleih Gmbh; Trimark Home Video
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 24m

Synopsis

It's been 40 years since the St. Francis Boarding School for Girls was shut down after a horrific tragedy occurred there. The ghostly structure remains boarded-up and condemned; the source for many an urban legend. In what has become an unspoken tradition, a group of college students break into the dilapidated building. When the police arrive, one of the students, Mo, stays behind to avoid trouble. She becomes the unfortunate hostage of a group of Satanists who use The Convent as a place of devil worship. When Mo doesn't come to class the next day, her friends return to find her. No one is prepared for what happens next. An evil spirit possesses Mo's young body. All exits become impenetrably blocked and the prisoners find themselves on a terrifying roller coaster ride, battling demons and struggling to avoid possession. What happened there 40 years ago? And who, if anyone, will survive this time?

Film Details

Also Known As
Convent, Couvent, La, La Couvent
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
Prokino Filmverleih Gmbh; Trimark Home Video
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 24m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States August 2000

Released in United States January 2000

Released in United States on Video December 11, 2001

Released in United States September 2000

Shown at Exposure: Future of Film Festival in New York August 3-6, 2000.

Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Park City at Midnight) January 20-30, 2000.

Shown at the IFP Market/(IFFM) in New York City September 15-22, 2000.

Straight-to-video release.

Began shooting July 6, 1999.

Completed shooting July 26, 1999.

Released in United States January 2000 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Park City at Midnight) January 20-30, 2000.)

Released in United States August 2000 (Shown at Exposure: Future of Film Festival in New York August 3-6, 2000.)

Released in United States September 2000 (Shown at the IFP Market/(IFFM) in New York City September 15-22, 2000.)

Released in United States on Video December 11, 2001