A group of college students on a weekend getaway accidentally summon a supernatural entity intent on using them for its deadly ritual.


Elle Callahan


Elle Callahan (story), Michael Nader
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Credited cast:
Isaac Jay ... Evan (as Isaac W. Jay)
Jay Lee ... Evan's Friend #1
Ashleigh Morghan ... Zoe
Bevin Bru ... Camille
A.J. Helfet ... Evan's Friend #2 (as AJ Helfet)
Billy Meade ... Max
Hunter Peterson ... Nico
Catherine Tapling ... Evan's Friend #4
Chelcie May Chelcie May ... Vanessa
Tory Freeth ... Tori
Michael Alan Herman ... Sam (as Michael Herman)
Amaka Obiechie Amaka Obiechie ... Haley
Sam Marra ... Bryan
Cooper Rowe ... Peyton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Riley Scott ... Cass


A group of teenagers unknowingly summon a paranormal presence during their weekend trip to the Joshua Tree desert. This monster mimics their appearances to hide among them and seeks to separate them into groups of five to complete its deadly ritual.

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There's something strange going on here


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On the third day when one group of five goes to check out abandoned mines, Evan takes a car and returns immediately to the house. It is dark when he gets there, meaning the mines were very far away or they left on the trip later in the day than it seemed (it seemed everyone had only recently woken up). Regardless, they would not have started a hike with so little daylight left. The group that stayed would have had little time before darkness made it too unsafe to be out on the rocks, and likely would have struggled to drive back in the dark. See more »

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Rating seems weird
12 June 2019 | by ofumalowSee all my reviews

Did the filmmakers tick somebody off or something? It makes no sense that this movie has such a low rating, and several dismissive user reviews. (No, I am NOT affiliated with the film.) It's very well-crafted and genuinely unpredictable. Are horror fans so boring in their expectations that they actually resent a movie that doesn't provide the usual routine "kills," or gore? This movie has what most don't: An original narrative. I didn't love the ending, but up to that point was fascinated. It's not that "scary," but it's INTERESTING, and how often can you say that about a new horror movie? Most such are "spoiler-proof," in that the plots are so predictable it really doesn't matter if someone spills the beans or not. But with this film, I wouldn't tell anyone what happens after the twenty-minute point, because it's actually surprising. If you need severed limbs or something, I guess this movie isn't for you, but I found it imaginative and impressive.

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24 September 2018 (USA) See more »

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Joshua Tree, California, USA

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Godmother Industries See more »
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