Having its world premiere at this month’s FanTasia Film Festival (July 8-28) in Montreal is Jon Knautz’s The Shrine, his follow-up film to the ever so popular Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer. Starring Mr. Jack Brooks himself, Trevor Matthews, the horror pic is about a group of young journalists who investigate a cult said to practice human sacrifice – but their ambitious ways may lead them to becoming the cult’s next victims. Check out the first ever stills below!
“After a young American backpacker goes missing in Europe, a group of journalists link his disappearance to a remote Polish village called Alvaina. Upon further investigation, the journalists discover that Alvaina has a history of bizarre cult activity revolving around human sacrifice. Hellbent on revealing the truth, they travel to the small village to uncover the story first hand. But after the discovery of an ancient stone statue hidden within the town, they quickly find themselves pursued by a mysterious and vengeful group of locals. Forced into the gruesome reality of true survival horror, the journalists soon realize that Alvaina hides a much darker secret than they could ever imagine.”