If The Nun didn’t settle your nunspolitation horror needs, and you were on your knees in prayer for something that will, then worry not. Your prayers will soon be answered. Deadline reports that Uncork’d Entertainment has picked up the American rights to Darren Lynn Bousman’s convent set horror, St. Agatha.
St. Agatha is set in 1950’s Georgia and fixes on a pregnant con woman who is on the run and seeks refuge in a convent. What first starts out as the perfect place to have a child turns into a dark lair 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.
The film premiered at April’s Overlook Film Festival to mixed reviews with the majority leaning towards the positive. NOFS’s Jonathan’s review said that the film “teased horrors that never fully arrived,” but “St. Agatha does have a few scenes that made me (and a theatre full of hardened horror fans) squirm, not to mention a finale that was just pure primal rage.”
Written by Andy Demetrio, Shaun Fletcher, Sara Sometti Michaels, and Clint Sears, St. Agatha stars Sabrina Kern in her feature film debut, Carolyn Hennesy (True Blood, Revenge), Courtney Halverson (Unfriended), Trin Miller (Insidious: Chapter 2), and Hannah Fierman (V/H/S, Siren).
The deal with Uncork’d Entertainment came after negotiations with president of Octane Entertainment, Jack Campbell, who stated, ““With brilliant direction from one of the new masters of horror and a unique and chilling script that features strong female characters, we’re certain audiences are going to really embrace St. Agatha. Uncork’d is honored to be releasing such an incredible film”.