The Convent (2000) Movie Review

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The Convent (2000)

2000 | R | Horror, Fantasy, Comedy
79 minutes / 1h 19min

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The Convent Plot Synopsis:

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

The Convent (2000) Review

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.

  • The Convent Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 3
  • Overall Score: 4.37
  • IMDB: 5.1

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: 2.18/5 stars from 2,261 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 2,261
MPAA Rating: R
The Convent Cast Starring: Bill Moseley, Adrienne Barbeau, Coolio, Elle Alexander, Rosine 'Ace' Hatem, Megahn Perry, Chaton Anderson, David Gunn, Oakley Stevenson, Larrs Jackson, Jennifer Buttell, Allison Dunbar, Dorenda Moore, Theresa Pink, Cheryl Bermeo, Joanna Canton, Richard Trapp, Renée Graham, Dax Miller, Renée Graham, Liam Kyle Sullivan, Jim Golden, Kelly Mantle
The Convent Writers: Chaton Anderson
The Convent Director: Mike Mendez
Production: Unapix
Language: English
Country: USA