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The Sacrament (2013)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  1 May 2014 (USA)
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A news team trails a man as he travels into the world of Eden Parish to find his missing sister, where it becomes apparent that this paradise may not be as it seems.

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Sam Turner
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Patrick
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Guide #1
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Lorraine
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Andre
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Tovin A. Pristell ...
Guard
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Pilot (as Christian O'Jore)
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The journalist Patrick works at the VICE, a company dedicated to cover bizarre news. When his sister Caroline joins a community, she travels abroad with her new family. Out of the blue, Caroline invites her brother to visit her in an undefined country and Patrick travels by helicopter with his friends Jake and Sam that work with him at VICE. They find weird that the men that have come to guide them to the Eden Parish have guns. On the arrival to the camp, Patrick, Sam and Jake find a community of happy people that worship Father. They interview Father but soon they realize that people are not as happy as they seem to be. Further, they find that they are trapped in the Parish Eden and they want to leave the place with the newcomers. But the Father does not have intention to let them go.

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Live as one. Die as one.

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Rated R for disturbing violent content including bloody images, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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$583 (USA) (6 June 2014)

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$9,039 (USA) (27 June 2014)
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Two retired members of the Harlem Globetrotters played background roles in this movie. See more »

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Andre: [convulsing] Help me, mother... my mother, my sister, they are gone... poison... I ain't goin' to heaven. Don't leave me! I ain't goin' to heaven!
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8 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

Without revealing too much of the plot, suffice to say this is a reimagining of an actual event.

No idea why other than to introduce the event to a young audience, but who understands the logic of why some films are made? And why the storyline was altered to make it appeal to that younger demographic.

The reality is that the actual event is even more horrific than this film, despite some of the graphic footage you are subjected to here.

I guess the idea was something like a mashup of The Blair Witch Project with the substantive portions of the actual event was the elevator pitch, but for anyone who is familiar with the actual event, this film will simply bore you to distraction until the inevitable happens.


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