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The Endless (2017)

Not Rated | | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 6 April 2018 (USA)
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As kids, they escaped a UFO death cult. Now, two adult brothers seek answers after an old videotape surfaces and brings them back to where they began.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Moorhead ... Aaron
Justin Benson ... Justin
Callie Hernandez ... Anna
Tate Ellington ... Hal
Shane Brady ... Shane
Lew Temple ... Tim
Kira Powell ... Lizzy
David Lawson Jr. ... Dave (as David Lawson)
James Jordan ... 'Shitty' Carl
Emily Montague ... Jennifer Danube
Peter Cilella ... Mike Danube
Vinny Curran ... Chris Daniels
Ric Sarabia ... Early 1900's Man
Catherine Lawson Catherine Lawson ... Exit Counselor
Josh Higgins Josh Higgins ... Beer Distro Ted
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This mind-bending thriller follows two brothers who receive a cryptic video message inspiring them to revisit the UFO death cult they escaped a decade earlier. Hoping to find the closure that they couldn't as young men, they're forced to reconsider the cult's beliefs when confronted with unexplainable phenomena surrounding the camp. As the members prepare for the coming of a mysterious event, the brothers race to unravel the seemingly impossible truth before their lives become permanently entangled with the cult. Written by texasboyy

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Official Sites:

Filmnegah.com (Persian)

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 2018 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$9,083, 8 April 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$272,020, 28 June 2018
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The filmmakers use the song House of the Rising Sun throughout because the lyrics are in public domain, which helped them stay within their limited budget. See more »

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Hal: Can you have power over yourself if you give up any amount of authority to something else?
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A Defining Film of 2017
22 April 2017 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Two brothers return to the cult they fled from years ago to discover that the group's beliefs may be more sane than they once thought.

This film is more clever than it first appears, because it operates on at least two levels. On the surface, it is a taut, well-crafted horror story about a (possible) "death cult". We have some mysterious rituals, a missing husband, and seemingly silly camp activities that may – or may not – have a darker purpose.

Some of this is vaguely alluded to in the opening quote from H. P. Lovecraft, and further still during the lake "reveal". The scare quotes here are just because what is revealed at this moment is entirely up to the imaginations of the viewer. A certain Lovecraft story may provide a guide, or it may be merely a coincidence or red herring. But once the big reveal comes, everything goes dark, and the suspense truly becomes horror.

The subcutaneous level is focused on a theme: the truth of religion, either this one or religion in general. Though this film really only explores the reality of one (fictional) religion, it does make us wonder: what if some religions we find strange are actually right? With so many religions in the world, it is certainly possible that one or more are correct. And if the strangest ones might be right, we ought to question our own beliefs: do we believe correctly? With so many choices, it is hard to say for sure.

Though this deeper meaning may not have been intentional, it nevertheless exists and makes the film even more interesting. The filmmakers previously had a hit with "Resolution" (2012), but all signs point to "The Endless" being an even bigger success. The film played at Tribeca Film Festival on April 21, and will no doubt be seen by a wider audience throughout 2017.


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