Perhaps, in the spirit of spooky autumnal festivities, you decided to click on Netflix
, an original period horror featuring Dan Stevens
and Lucy Boynton
. Before watching the movie, you may have known these fine actors from whimsical works such as Beauty and the Beast
and Sing Street
. Fun! But Apostle
is not a charming musical. Nope, it's a grisly thriller with an ending so gruesome and maddening that you'll be heavily breathing while also scratching your head. If you need to tease out what the heck happened by the end of Apostle
, we've got you covered, sans sketchy burlap sacks or creepy black robes.
Warning: spoilers follow!
Here's the basic premise of the movie: Former missionary Thomas Richardson
goes to a remote Welsh island called Erisden, which is inhabited by a small but intense cult of people. The island's leader, Prophet Malcolm, is holding Thomas's sister Jennifer for a ransom,