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The Veil (2016)

R | | Horror | 19 January 2016 (USA)
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Twenty-five years after members of a religious cult committed mass suicide, the lone survivor returns to the scene of the tragedy with a documentary crew in tow.


Phil Joanou


Robert Ben Garant (screenplay)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Alba ... Maggie Price
Thomas Jane ... Jim Jacobs
Lily Rabe ... Sarah Hope
Aleksa Palladino ... Karen Sweetzer
Shannon Woodward ... Jill
Reid Scott ... Nick
Lenny Jacobson ... Ed
Meegan Warner ... Ann
Jack De Sena ... Christian
David Sullivan ... Matt
Amber Friendly ... Sam
Christopher Sweeney ... Blonde Man
Ivy George ... Little Sarah
Shane Roney Shane Roney ... Sarah's Brother
Kira McLean ... Sarah's Sister


Twenty-five years after members of a religious cult committed mass suicide, the lone survivor returns to the scene of the tragedy with a documentary crew in tow.

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Rated R for violence, disturbing images, and language. | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Heavily based on the true story about the Jonestown massacre, in which more than 900 members of a community committed suicide. See more »


The German word for "death" is "Tod". "Heimgehen", the expression used by Jim, might be used as a euphemism, just as "going home" might so be used in English, but it is not "the German word for 'death'". See more »

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Not too bad
26 January 2016 | by laurenreyesSee all my reviews

First of all i went in not knowing anything about this film it just caught my eye especially w the actors in it.. I believe this movie took certain big elements based on the actual Jonestown but completely made it their own and portrayed it with its own twist, theories and ghost stories. It did have it's spooky moments and it did its part in keeping you interested from beginning to end but I felt it could've been a little better in which I feel it was a little cheesy at certain parts and had a few plot holes.. I've seen worse and scarier movies but it's a nice quick watch if you're looking for something not too intricate or too scary with supernatural elements.. I feel like the ending could've been better but then again you can't expect too much with these type of movies so I guess it did fit for with the theme they were going for.. I did like the way they didn't do a footage style movie since they were filming a documentary based on this cult, also I liked how they portrayed two different angles such as flashbacks and present day it helped explain everything and give you a better visual on what happened, how it happened and why..aside from that give it a shot like I said if you take it for what it is it'll be a decent watch!

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Release Date:

19 January 2016 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Blumhouse Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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