In the 17th century, those accused of witchcraft often face death at the flames of the stake, but in the new horror movie The Convent, Reverend Mother (Clare Higgins) offers sanctuary to those accused of necromancy... but those who accept her help soon find that they may have been better off at the stake. With The Convent coming to theaters and VOD this week from Vertical Entertainment, we've been provided with an exclusive clip to share with Daily Dead readers!

You can watch The Magistrate (Michael Ironside) and Reverend Mother (Higgins) decide the fate of Persephone (Hannah Arterton) in our exclusive clip below.

Directed by Paul Hyett from a screenplay he co-wrote with Conal Palmer and Gregory Blair, The Convent stars Hannah Arterton, Clare Higgins, Rosie Day, and Michael Ironside. The film will be released in theaters and on VOD beginning May 3rd from Vertical Entertainment.

Synopsis: "In the early 17th century, innocent young Persephone is falsely accused and put on trial for her life. Her fate seems sealed except for the timely intervention of the mysterious Reverend Mother offering her not just sanctuary, but hope. For the Reverend Mother is the self-appointed leader of a small religious retreat, a secluded Priory, where her fellow Sisters devote their lives to the Lord and seek atonement for their pasts. But upon arrival, Persephone is plagued with terrifying visions and soon realizes that it’s not salvation that awaits but a battle for her very soul itself."

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