In 1983, financially struggling college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret, putting her life in mortal danger.
Two best friends see their trip of a lifetime take a dark turn when one of them is struck by a mysterious affliction. Now, in a foreign land, they race to uncover the source before it consumes him completely.
An investigation into a government cover-up leads to a network of abandoned train tunnels deep beneath the heart of Sydney. As a journalist and her crew hunt for the story it quickly becomes clear the story is hunting them.
Searching for a missing student, two private investigators break into his house and find collection of VHS tapes. Viewing the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize there may be dark motives behind the student's disappearance.
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
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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