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Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Presents: DEVIL’S DOORWAY + POOKIE
July 9, 2018 @ 8:45 pm
One Monday each month, we team up with Brooklyn Horror Film Festival and IFC Midnight for screenings of recent and upcoming horror films. Our July pick: An advance screening of THE DEVIL’S DOORWAY.
THE DEVIL’S DOORWAY (Aislinn Clarke, 77 min): What unholy terrors lurk behind the walls of a secretive Irish convent? Northern Ireland, 1960: Father Thomas Riley (Lalor Roddy) and Father John Thornton (Ciaran Flynn) are dispatched by the Vatican to investigate reports of a miracle—a statue of the Virgin Mary weeping blood—at a remote Catholic asylum for “immoral” women. Armed with 16mm film cameras to record their findings, the priests instead discover a depraved horror show of sadistic nuns, satanism, and demonic possession. Supernatural forces are at work here—but they are not the doing of God. Inspired by the infamous true histories of Magdalene Laundries—in which “fallen women” were held captive by the Irish Catholic Church—this found footage occult shocker is a chilling encounter with unspeakable evil.
POOKIE (Hudson Rhotenberry, 9 min): A dark and campy horror romp through a Bushwick apartment with drugs and demons, blood and gore, and a surprising amount of Christian pop radio.
Stick around after the film! Redeem your ticket at the bar for $2 off any drink.