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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.

Director:

Ti West

Writer:

Ti West
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Swanberg ... Jake Williams
AJ Bowen ... Sam Turner
Kentucker Audley ... Patrick
Gene Jones ... Father
Amy Seimetz ... Caroline
Kate Forbes Kate Forbes ... Mindy
Conphidance ... Guide #1
Derek Roberts ... Guide #2
Shirley Jones Byrd Shirley Jones Byrd ... Lorraine Davis
Shaun Clay ... Robert (as Lashaun Clay)
Dale Neal Dale Neal ... Andre
Kate Lyn Sheil ... Sarah White
Donna Biscoe ... Wendy
Tovin A. Pristell Tovin A. Pristell ... Guard
Christian Ojore Mayfield ... Pilot (as Christian O'Jore)
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Storyline

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. Written by ahmetkozan

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Live as one. Die as one.

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

This film is clearly based on the real life drama of the Jonestown mass suicide in Guyana in 1978. See more »

Quotes

Father: We were doing something great down here. We were gonna change the world. This was only the beginning. Why couldn't you leave us alone? What harm were we doing down here?
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Connections

Alternate-language version of Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Traveling Shoes
Traditional
Performed by The Hallelujah Singers
Lead Vocals by Marlena Smalls & John Simmons
Keys by Nathan Nelson
Percussion by Tony Brown
Project Director - Marlena Smalls
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"This is the last sacrament."
29 April 2014 | by bigmystery23See all my reviews

Most people seem to dislike the "found-footage" genre, though I personal like to see what stories filmmakers can create and develop it as a found-footage (mostly horror). I did like the first 3 installments of "Paranormal Activity," I absolutely loved "Cloverfield," and "The Blair Witch Project" did scare me. Thus, if you found more than one of these repulsive, ignore my review. I will also warn that this is obviously not a movie for everyone. After watching this movie, I can say that I came out very disturbed and mortified, which was Ti West's intentions (I presume). The whole film feels very real, and I did enjoy Gene Jones and Amy Seimitz's terrifyingly surreal acting. Most people will see this movie knowing how it'll end since it's based on the Jonestown massacre (don't look this up if you don't know it!!!), but that doesn't mean there weren't other aspects of the movie that weren't entertaining. For what the movie is about, I was surprised to still be jumping in my seat and breathing heavily at moments of great suspense. My only complaints about the film were some of the choices Ti West chose to move the story (those moments where the audience knows they are doing something very stupid and it feels unrealistic that they would do that to begin with). Some criticism I've heard is that it takes forever to get to the "good" parts. I'm going to argue that that is false criticism unless you are only looking to watch a 95 minute movie filled with terror and suspense. Yes, the first half of the movie doesn't have very much suspense, but there is still a chilling mood creeping up every minute. Plus, the chemistry between the actors is great and entertaining!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Savannah, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$583, 8 June 2014

Gross USA:

$9,221

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,221
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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