Fright Night Series features ‘The Devil’s Doorway’

Published Jul 12, 2018 at 4:00pm

For the next event in its Fright Night Series, Cinema Capitol, 230 W. Dominick St., will present the horror movie “The Devil’s Doorway,” at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, July 13 and Wednesday, July 18.

What unholy terrors lurk behind the walls of a secretive Irish convent? It’s 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.

The movie runs 76 minutes and is not rated.

Admission is $7, $6 for students and military and $5 for Capitol Friends.

Tickets are available at the door and in advance from the Capitol Theatre box office (315-337-6453) and online at www.romecapitol.com.