The Convent (Blu-ray)

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A group of college students break into an abandoned convent and become possessed by demonic spirits.

In 1960, a young woman named Christine enters St. Francis Boarding School for Girls and lays waste to the resident nuns. Four decades later, a group of college students head to the long-abandoned building late one night to tag it with their fraternity letters, little knowing that rumors of the place being haunted are terrifyingly true. Stir in a couple of disapproving cops and a band of unlikely Satanists, and the table is set for a feast of demonic infestation and bloodshed that only the grown-up Christine (Adrienne Barbeau, THE FOG, SWAMP THING) can possibly stop.

From its opening massacre, set to the strains of (appropriately enough) Lesley Gore, THE CONVENT is an in-your-face fright film with a full-blooded sense of humor. Director Mike Mendez (THE GRAVEDANCERS, KILLERS) both embraces and skewers the traditions of supernatural/possession cinema, with wicked twists that upend expectations and deliver jolts and laughs in equal measure. Not for the devout or the easily offended, the film gives Barbeau one of her best roles as the motorcycle-riding, shotgun-wielding Christine, with bonus appearances by fellow genre icon Bill Moseley (THE DEVIL'S REJECTS) and rapper/ actor Coolio. THE CONVENT rocked audiences at festivals including Sundance and Fantasia, but has long been unavailable on disc. Now you can possess its uncensored U.S. debut, remastered from the original uncut 35mm Internegative elements, and worship the extensive special features!


Bonus Materials

  • All-new 1080p presentation derived from a 4K remaster of the original uncut 35mm Internegative elements
  • Gore outtakes
  • “It’s Always Something with a Virgin” Liner notes from Corey Danna
  • Vintage “Making of” featurette
  • Vintage original studio Electronic Press Kit (EPK)
  • Video tour of both THE CONVENT and KILLERS film locations
  • “Lords of Hell” audio commentary featuring Saul and Dickie-Boy
  • Cast and crew audio commentary
  • 5.1 stereo surround mix from the original 16-track audio masters
  • Remaster of the uncut version supervised and approved by director Mike Mendez
  • Still gallery
  • Promotional trailers
  • Deleted scene


Cast & Crew

  •       Dax Miller as Chad
  •       Jim Golden as Biff
  •       Joanna Canton as Clorissa
  •       Liam Kyle Sullivan as Brant
  •       Megahn Perry as Mo
  •       Renee Graham as Kaitlin
  •       Richard Trapp as Frijole

Director: Mike Mendez

Additional Details

Label: Synapse Films

Genre: Horror

Language: English

Run Time: 80 mins

Region: 0

Release Date: 10/08/24

UPC: 654930324691

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