Deep in Appalachia, Pastor Lemuel Childs (Walton Goggins) presides over an isolated community of serpent handlers, an obscure sect of Pentecostals who willingly take up venomous snakes to prove themselves before God. As his devoted daughter, Mara (Alice Englert) prepares for her wedding day, under the watchful eye of Hope Slaughter (Olivia Colman), a dangerous secret is unearthed and she is forced to confront the deadly tradition of her father's church.
Roger Petan has worked in this film with Lewis Pullman and with his father Bill Pullman in Singles. See more »
In amputating Augie's arm, they would have severed the brachial artery and without surgical intervention, he would have died within minutes.
The brachial artery is the major blood vessel of the (upper) arm. It is the continuation of the axillary artery beyond the lower margin of teres major muscle and carries a great deal of blood. See more »
The actors are good but story line, plot, most of dialogue and pacing are horrible
The first 2/3 of this film are very slow paced, interminable burden on the viewer.
The last 1/3 is a series of predictable jump scares and tropes. They are shallow and silly, but I guess the point of the first 2/3 is to put you in such a torpor that you fall for the jump scares.
The acting is not bad at all. But over all this just fails on several core levels due to script pacing and hamfisted directing.
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