A 666-Character Review of ‘The Convent’
Maybe it’s unfair to compare this film to “The Nun” just because, as the name would suggest, it takes place in a convent, but the similarities are there, and maybe that’s enough. When a smaller film tries to explore a concept a big budget film has already done, but doesn’t particularly improve upon that concept, it becomes forgettable, which is where “The Convent” suffers. You feel like you’ve seen it before, even if you haven’t. Still, the Convent has some legitimately frightening moments and handles the lore behind this “haunting” in a genuinely intriguing way. Deeply atmospheric, the cinematography plays a key role in creating the desolate and bleak setting in which the film takes place. Religious horror is often trite, but the Convent has enough fresh takes to make it worth watching.