The Convent (2000) Movie Review

The Convent (2000)

2000 | R | Horror, Fantasy, Comedy
79 minutes /

User Score: 49/100


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The Convent Review

Synopsis:

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

The Convent (2000) is a 1h 19-min rated R American comedy fantasy horror movie that was shot at Thomas W. Phillips Residence - 2215 S. Harvard Blvd, Los Angeles, California, USA and in Los Angeles, California, USA. Director Mike Mendez (Tales of Halloween (2015), The Gravedancers (2006), Big a** Spider! (2013), Lavalantula (2015)) did not put his best foot forward when he was directing this film. The characters consist of frat boys that were nothing but abusive, cheerleaders that were portrayed as not knowledgeable, cops that did not help much and what is a horror movie without a lead female virgin. There was also demonic nuns, priests, and horny kids in a mess.

The Convent revolves around college students visiting an abandoned convent that is filled with demons that want to possess the students. We were introduced to a teenager wearing black leather shooting up a convent in the 1960s. Skip forward to the present time where we see college frat boys along with their dates tagging along with one of their pledges when he decides it will be a good idea to vandalize a condemned convent. It did not take long for us to see the ever-so-fake looking demonic nuns with green eyes and veins interrupting the college kids while they were making out and smoking pot. I cannot get over how awful the sisters look - think of bad makeup ravers with the ultimate hangover. I believed that we were in for a treat after the nuns showed up but I was wrong because the movie did not really go anywhere from there.

I am not sure if there was anything redeemable about The Convent because it was a total waste of my time and a film that will be a great use if anyone is looking for a sleep aide/remedy. Well, now thinking about it, it was not a total waste of time because there were a few funny moments that made me laugh out loud. I can say without a doubt that The Convent was a parody of Last Stand in a Haunted House subgenre. There was no horror or scary moments in this film. There was no tension, excitement, suspense and the movie was too tongue-in-cheek for my liking.


About The Convent (2000)

Title: The Convent
Year: 2000
Runtime: 79 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Comedy
Reviewer:
Score: 1.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 2.4/5 stars from 206 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 206
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Bill Moseley, Adrienne Barbeau, Coolio, David Gunn, Oakley Stevenson, Elle Alexander, Rosine 'Ace' Hatem, Megahn Perry, Larrs Jackson, Jennifer Buttell, Allison Dunbar, Dorenda Moore, Theresa Pink, Joanna Canton, Cheryl Bermeo, Richard Trapp, Dax Miller, Renée Graham, Liam Kyle Sullivan, Jim Golden, Chaton Anderson, Kelly Mantle
Writers: Chaton Anderson
Director: Mike Mendez

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