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Apocalypse Cult (2014)

Apocalyptic (original title)
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While investigating the legend of a mysterious group of religious people living in the forest, a local news crew becomes trapped in the grasp of a doomsday cult, who are about to execute their final act of devotion and biblical punishment.


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Credited cast:
Jane Elizabeth Barry Jane Elizabeth Barry ... Jodie Black
David Macrae ... Michael Godson
Geoff Pinfield Geoff Pinfield ... Kevin Horner
Tom McCathie Tom McCathie ... Presley
Rachel Torrance Rachel Torrance ... Samara
Ashleigh Gregory Ashleigh Gregory ... Amy
Zoe Imms Zoe Imms ... Gray
Janice Paull Janice Paull ... Ruth
Natalia Nespeca Natalia Nespeca ... Veronica
Donna Cleverley Donna Cleverley ... Amber (as Donna Pope)
Nalini Vasudevan Nalini Vasudevan ... Neve
Felicity Steel Felicity Steel ... Elowen
Meghan Scerri Meghan Scerri ... April
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lauren Adams Lauren Adams
Cameron Box Cameron Box


Journalist Jodie Black and her cameraman Kevin Horner head deep into unclaimed forest land in a bid to uncover the truth surrounding a bizarre doomsday cult, the 'Bytherainians'. What they discover is shocking beyond their wildest imaginings. Part BLAIR WITCH part WICKER MAN, APOCALYPTIC is one of the creepiest and unforgettable horror experiences in years. Written by Monster Pictures

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17 September 2014 (Australia) See more »

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The director's Dad, Producer of the film, neighbor and best friends mum all appear in the AA meeting scene at the beginning of the film. See more »


At the dinner table scene, watch closely for a girl who wears glasses on and off during the scene. See more »

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Fresh Addition to Found Footage Family
9 June 2014 | by mendzelSee all my reviews

The great thing about Chinese food is that you don't have to work very hard to eat it (or at least I don't). I just begin to shovel food in my face.

I was very glad I picked up Chinese food before sitting down to watch Apocalypse because I was so glued to the screen for the last 20 minutes I didn't even realize the bowl was empty.

I'm assuming some people will draw similarities between "Apocolypse" and Ti Wests "The Sacrament" (both based on cults and both released this year) and those similarities are many. However "Apocolypse" is a grittier, more realistic-feeling interpretation of what I think it would look like inside a Doomsday Cult.

While researching "The Sacrament" I kept seeing references to the real life Jonestown Massacres (loosely based upon it?) and that took away some of the mystery for me while watching the film. With "Apocolypse" I had no such pre-conceived notions and therefore was genuinely enthralled by the film and it's surprises

The phrase "shoestring budget" is mentioned on a few websites when I was researching this film I think it was filmed in a very short amount of time with a minuscule amount of money but YOU COULD NOT TELL!

This film looks as good as any major motion picture FoundFootage film out there (Devils Due, Delivery, PA). Even the small details of the film are pretty fantastic, down to the hand-made animal skin shoes the women wear.

Its refreshing for a horror film not to rush and shove the gore in your face. Apocolyptic takes its time and, like a good campfire, uses it's kindling to feed the progression of a growing fire of suspense.

The only downside was the lack of character development of the Cult leader: A Creepy, frail, pale, bald-headed, white-robed re-incarnation of Jesus (supposedly) I wanted to know more about him and really understand why these people worshiped him. The premise of the film revolves around him and his followers but I didn't really feel his charm or charisma come through the screen.

Aside from the similarities to "The Sacrament" I found this a wholly fresh take on the Found Footage trope.

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