THE COVENANT (2016) Reviews and overview

 

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‘Evil has descended…’

The Covenant is a 2016 American supernatural horror feature film directed by Robert Conway (Krampus: Unleashed; Krampus: The Reckoning; Exit to Hell) from a screenplay co-written with Owen Conway and Christopher R. Smith.

Plot:

After the tragic deaths of her husband and daughter, Sarah Doyle moves back to her childhood home with her estranged brother, Richard. It’s not long before Sarah begins to experience supernatural phenomena of a violent and hostile nature.

Bewildered and desperate, Richard enlists the aid of a paranormal investigator who confirms that Sarah has become possessed by a powerful demon. Together, the three men will go to battle to save Sarah’s soul…

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Reviews:

“While the film is never actually scary, it does go to some very unsettling places, dealing with some disturbing taboos that set it apart from the usual possession flick formula.” Elliott Maguire, UK Horror Scene

Main cast:

Filming locations:

Globe, Arizona

Release:

The film was available On Demand from February 7, 2017, via Uncork’d Entertainment. It should not be confused with the 2006 film The Covenant, directed by Renny Harlin.