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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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Ti West

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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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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

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Taglines:

Live as one. Die as one.

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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sveta Tajna See more »

Filming Locations:

Savannah, Georgia, USA

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$583, 8 June 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$9,039, 29 June 2014
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Gene Jones nailed his big interview scene in a single seventeen minute take. See more »

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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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Cult Status?
2 November 2014 | by NotAnotherMovieCriticSee all my reviews

When it comes to the new sub-genre, found film footage's this one does what a lot of them don't do. It takes us into a remote location where we see a fictional crazy Christian cult. One of the character's sister is involved in the cult, which is what brings our protagonists to their current location.

At first everything seems great, the people are happy but there is somehow a darkness you can't quite put your finger on. Producer Eli Roth is very good at doing this when it comes to his films, but so does a little corniness, but thankfully he's not the director so his corniness is not seen in this film.

But with his name being attached you do sort of hope to see a lot of violence and gore, something this film was lacking. It was sort of a more realistic view on cults, nothing like we saw in Kevin Smith's Red State. This is one is a little bit more subtle, but that's what makes it way more disturbing in my eyes. The final scenes are very intense in what kept me at the edge of my seat. The ending isn't what you normally get in these types of films and that is always refreshing.

As of this review this film is currently on Netflix and I highly recommend it to those who want to watch something scary and something a little different in terms of horror.


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