Reviewer's Rating 2 out of 5   User Rating 4 out of 5
The Convent DVD (2000)

With the tagline "Nuns, Guns and Gasoline", you should be left in no doubt as to the type of dysfunctional convent you're about to enter. As teen-horror flicks go this is hardly the best and it doesn't make for a good DVD either.

What the film lacks in entertainment it makes up for with weirdness. And with rapper Coolio as a 'bad mutha' styled cop and a comedy dog called Loser, there's plenty to shake your head over. Such weaknesses in plotting are slightly compensated by some garish colours and gruesome effects. Whether it's lusty zombies ripped off from "Demons" or the blood shower from "Death Ship", every spurting moment is presented in a decidedly average transfer.

The sound quality is clear although the 2.0 track isn't the busiest, but listen out for some rear werewolf howls in chapter three.

Along with the trailer you get some very comprehensive biographies, including one for star Adrienne Barbeau ("The Fog") which reveals the extent of the B-movie hell she's been in all these past years.

Chapters: 24
Ratio: 1.33:1 (fullscreen)
Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0
Extra Features: Scene selection, trailer, cast filmographies.

End Credits

Director: Mike Mendez

Writer: Chaton Anderson

Stars: Joanna Canton, Coolio , Jason Dax Miller, Megahn Perry, Richard Trapp, Adrienne Barbeau

Genre: Horror

Length: 76 minutes

Original: 2000

DVD: 10 July 2000

Country: USA