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St. Agatha



IMDb Info

Release Year: 2018
Runtime: 1h 43min
Country: USA
Language: English
Genre Tags: Horror, Thriller
Plot Summary: In the 1950s in small-town Georgia, a pregnant young woman named Agatha seeks refuge in a convent.

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Sheila O'Malley
3 out of 4 stars - rogerebert.com

Catholicism, in general, is ripe for horror, with its ritualistic and "supernatural" aspects, its transcendence and mystery, martyrdom and sacrifice. Darren Lynn Bousman's "St. Agatha" goes so full-bore into the scary nun trope it's practically nunsploitation, and the mood he establishesóthe look and feel of the claustrophobic "convent in the filmólaunches "St. Agatha" into a weirdo plane of phantasmagorical psychological and physical torment.