We'll be getting another dose of found footage horror, this time from the UK, with Mark Murphy's THE CONVENT, a supernatural thriller that just commenced principal photography. We've got a synopsis for you below, as well as some (very early) promo art, which you can see to the right.
THE CONVENT tells two interconnecting stories played out in parallel, intercutting with each other. The first story follows five twenty somethings, who, on the hunt for some excitement, break into an abandoned church/convent only to become the victims of the horrors that lurk within. The second story follows the church's investigation into the tragic 'accident' that resulted in the deaths of the group that broke into the church.
THE CONVENT stars Nicola Posener (PAYBACK SEASON), Mark Harris (GBH), Peter Woodward (THE FALL OF THE ESSEX BOYS), Natalie Stone (WEREWOLF IN A WOMAN'S PRISON) and Lucy Drive (THE BORGIAS).
Director Mark Murphy had the following statement regarding the film: "Marrying the found footage genre with a more traditional theatrical style into two inter-lapping stories is one that I am sure audiences will get excited about. When your high concept is Paranormal Activity meets Blair Witch meets The Exorcist, you know the opportunity to tell a great horror yarn is there for the taking."