Set in the 1950s in small town Georgia, where a pregnant con woman named Agatha is on the run and seeks refuge in a convent hidden in deafening isolation. What first starts out as the perfect place to have a child turns into a dark layer where silence is forced, ghastly secrets are masked, and every bit of will power Agatha has is tested. She soon learns the sick and twisted truth of the convent and the odd people that lurk inside its halls. Agatha must now find a way to discover the unyielding strength needed to escape and save her baby before she's caged behind these walls forever.
Uncork’d Entertainment distributes in the US.
Director Darren Lynn Bousman was quoted saying: "I have always been attracted to the dark, sinister, and macabre. But, as I find myself getting older and now being a dad, blood and guts no longer amuse me. I need something more. I look for content, character and themes. ST. AGATHA spoke to me as it takes a look at the unflinching horrors that befell women in the 1950’s and how that parallels to the not so different horrors that are befalling them today. It was amazing to work with such a strong female cast, and I look forward to pulling back the curtain and letting others glimpse into our sinister world."
Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw 2, Mother's Day, Abattoir).
The president of Octane Entertainment was quoted saying: "This is exactly the type of project our clients have been looking for – a female-driven, elevated genre film with pedigree that is well-crafted throughout. From the writing to the acting to the directing and execution – St. Agatha is a cut above anything that I’ve seen in a long time."
Described as a "female-driven psychological horror film."