When it comes to horror movies there is nowhere one is safe. If the Evil is chasing you, probably you’ll eat shit. Unless you are the hero of the show, of course. That is what happens to the main star of St. Agatha (2018), a horror movie inside the subgenre called Nunsploitation, where the sisters of mercy are not the good souled saviors as one could first expect.
Set in the 1950s in small-town Georgia, a pregnant young woman named Agatha seeks refuge in a convent. What first starts out as the perfect place to have a child turns into a dark layer where silence is forced, ghastly secrets are masked, and every bit of willpower Agatha has is tested as she learns the sick and twisted truth of the convent and the odd people that lurk inside its halls.
St. Agatha (2018) is directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, a young filmmaker with a wide career in horror movies being responsible for titles like Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008), Mother’s Day (2010), 11-11-11 (2011), The Devil’s Carnival (2012) and several entries of the Saw movie saga including for many the best one of them all, Saw II (2005). The tandem formed by Andy Demetrio, Shaun Fletcher, Sara Sometti Michaels and Clint Sears was in charge of the screenplay. Sabrina Kern, Carolyn Hennesy, Courtney Halverson, Seth Michaels, Trin Miller, Lindsay Seim, Shaun Fletcher, Jayson Warner Smith and Marsha Fee Berger form the main cast.
This year St. Agatha (2018) was screened at genre festivals like The Overlook Film Festival in the USA, Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival in South Korea, Berlin Fantasy Filmfest, TOHorror Film Fest and FilmFear in Europe, and Morbido Film Fest in Mexico. Now it’s been announced that the 9th of February will have a limited theatrical release, and also will be released on Video on Demand and Digital HD. While we wait for a date you can watch the trailer here:
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