3 June 2014 8:42 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

There are plenty of fantastical villains in this year’s summer movies. But in terms of horribly believable evil, it will be hard to top the performance of actor Gene Jones as “Father” in director Ti West’s thriller The Sacrament, which lands in cinemas this Friday.

Inspired by 1978′s infamous Jonestown mass suicide — in which almost a thousand People’s Temple cult members died from cyanide poisoning — the movie stars Jones as an avuncular-seeming church leader who reveals a far darker side when he is investigated by a pair of fictional Vice journalists (Aj Bowen and Joe Swanberg). “He believes absolutely poisonous things, »

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