|studio||Worldview Entertainment, Octane|
|starring||Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen, Kentucker Audley, Amy Seimetz, Gene Jones|
SynopsisPresented by Eli Roth. A found-footage docu-style horror movie set it a Jonestown type cult where we watch a mass suicide begin and the filmmakers are trapped inside.
The Sacrament follows two Vice media correspondents as they set out to document their friend’s search to find his missing sister. They travel outside of the United States to an undisclosed location where they are welcomed into the world of “Eden Parish,” a self-sustained rural utopia comprised of nearly 200 members. At the centre of this small, religious, socialist community is a mysterious leader known only as “Father.” As their friend reunites with his sister, it becomes apparent to the newcomers that this paradise may not be as it seems. What started as just another documentary shoot soon becomes a race to escape with their lives.
I’ve been a fan of Writer/Director Ti West ever since Mr. Disgusting led me to his debut, The Roost. I was hooked right away. Call it slow burn or whatever you like but what I’ve always appreciated about West’s work is his commitment to building tension. He’s been criticized for taking too long to get to the “good stuff” but that’s the very thing that sets his work apart from everyone else’s. I can always confidently go into a Ti West film and know I’m getting his unique take on a particular story. They’re his films through and through. It’s an acquired taste I’ve personally been always drawn to. His growth as a filmmaker hits new peaks with his latest, The Sacrament. …Read More