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Eli Roth To Present New Ti West Movie, ‘The Sacrament’!

Cray! Ti West (The Innkeepers, V/H/S) will write and direct The Sacrament, a new film being financed by Octane and Worldview Entertainment. Eli Roth (Hostel, The Green Inferno) will be shepherding the film.

We don’t have a synopsis yet, but it will start shooting soon. As in the end of this month! Per Roth, “I’ve been a Ti West fan since his first film and have watched him continue to grow into one of the smartest and most exciting filmmakers working today. We want to make this Ti’s first mainstream movie, without sacrificing the quality and unflinching horror of the subject matter. And I’m thrilled to once again partner with Worldview Entertainment, as they fully appreciate what we bring to the project and are letting us run wild with it.

More details as they come in!


  • MakeThisAMovies

    I’ve said it before, I think Ty West is an extremely talented director. However, I found his last two films left me a bit cold. They were both exceptionally put together and genuinely creep but ultimately hollow. Here’s hoping Roth can’t guide him towards adding a bit of meat to his terror chops.

    Also, if you’re a Halloween fan – check out a petition I started to help bring Michael Myers back properly:

    Thanks to those who have already shown their support. The fans shall not be ignored!

  • Blood-Sicles

    Awesome! Don’t know how I feel about Eli Roth’s involvement, but it’s good to see Ti getting out there.

  • staindFAN

    Ti West is the man! I loved House of the Devil and The Innkeepers. They were beyond great and his segment of V/H/S was the best one. This is great news, but I thought Ti West next film was going to be ” The Side Effect” starring Liv Tyler. What is going on with that film?

    • NecRomancer

      Many people seem to think Ti West is a fantastic director, and I have to agree that he’s got mood and character down, but story-wise (as in beginning, middle, END) he just sucks, and a good movie to me requires decent story-telling. I really enjoyed House of the Devil but like the top commentor I thought his V/H/S segment and the Innkeepers were terrible, hollow films. Granted, I also am a firm believer that these open-ended horrors of late are pathetic cop-outs from directors who simply could not create even a partially satisfying conclusion. So I have GOT to ask (since I wanted to like The Innkeepers): When the Innkeepers’ credits rolled, what had made your mind up that it was beyond great? You weren’t the slightest bit let-down that there were no answers to be had? That the movie was slow-cooked and looked good, but had nothing to actually digest from it’s bail-out ending? Or maybe I missed something. I hope I did actually.

      • divisionbell

        While I do agree that I did want more from The Innkeepers, I thought it was along the lines of House of the Dead. Kind of a glimpse into something bigger than ourselves. In HOTD, we caught the end of a climax that had been building for a group of Satanists. We saw the end result of their plan and the beginning of the birth of the devil. In the Innkeepers, we got a glimpse of the dead and what the experience could be like if you were to actually see a ghost. It was a slice of life that ended in a tragedy that no one could explain. The film also works as pure metaphor for the feeling of having no direction in life. Two employees at a dead-end job with no real aspirations. All of the characters had lost their way and the ghosts were just the ultimate example. Those who couldn’t move on and were doomed to live a lonely existence in a hotel that was being abandoned. Either way works. I think he has a lot of room for improvement, but he has shown himself to be technically proficient and skilled at slow burn horror. I’m hopeful we’ll see even better films from him down the road.

        • MakeThisAMovies

          NecRomancer, I totally see where you’re coming from. I think Innkeepers was an enjoyable film to a point. West knows how to make some scary shit, but he drops the ball with his endings. I understand that’s an aspect of his style, but watching something and knowing HOW AWESOME it could have been if only…

          Also, if you’re a Halloween fan – check out a petition I started to help bring Michael Myers back properly:

          Thanks to those who have already shown their support. The fans shall not be ignored!

  • niuq

    I think Ti West is a great film maker. I am pretty excited to follow this guys career as it develops. I hope he evolves but doesn’t change much, if that makes sense. House of the Devil was outstanding. Such a throw back! Great direction, score, even acting. The Innkeepers had such fun dialogue and suspense and some comedy. The acting was great. I felt like there was closure. I don’t need EVERYTHING to be explained to me. I prefer a little open endedness (not in an obnoxious Devil Inside kind of way, that was an absolute cop out). Horror movies tend to leave the viewer with a little bit of an open ending, probably to let you feel that not all is well, not all is right and not all is resolved. Maybe so when you go to bed that night you still have the feeling that whatever you just watched is still out there. Thats a bit of a stretch on my part I get it. But from Black Christmas, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw, Friday (original) any of the classics… nothing is resolved at the end of those films and you know what…? We love them.

    • MakeThisAMovies

      Agree. I think Black Christmas has the best open ending ever. My problem with West’s endings aren’t how vague they can be, it’s that they are over to quick. I feel he delivers these great chills but they only last for a few moments. It’s far too quick for my taste. I guess it’s a case of simply wanting more of a good thing.

      Also, if you’re a Halloween fan – check out a petition I started to help bring Michael Myers back properly:

      Thanks to those who have already shown their support. The fans shall not be ignored!

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