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The Sacrament (2013)

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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

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Live as one. Die as one.

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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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Box Office

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Two retired members of the Harlem Globetrotters played background roles in this movie. 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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When All Gods Children Get Together
(American Traditional Song)
Performed by The Hallelujah Singers
(P) 2014 SBP Commissioning LLC, under exclusive license to Milan Records
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A predictable, creepy found-footage romp that is a cut above many.
10 June 2016 | by lnvictaSee all my reviews

The Sacrament is a fairly straightforward movie. It's about a group of guys who are part of a documentary film group and one of the guys' sister moves into an isolated commune and the film crew wants to know the full scoop. You'll know exactly where this movie is going as it progresses, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. It gives a chance for director Ti West to establish some character background and vague insights into the religious group while slowly turning the creep dial up until the movie's climax. The acting is good across the board, the standout being the Father (Gene Jones) who is suitably charismatic as the cult's ominous leader. For a found-footage movie it's shot well, but of course there are the typical issues that come with the turf - impossible angles, how the footage was even found - but these are things you'd know going in. The movie itself is a well executed, suspenseful slow burn.

The biggest fault in The Sacrament is its predictability. Again, it's not a bad thing, we just know what's coming at every turn. Creepy cult, innocent people poking their noses in places they don't belong, an underlying dark scheme that slowly unravels to the protagonists. If that kind of stuff interests you and you're willing to forgive the tropes that come with the genre, The Sacrament is a worthwhile watch.


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