This Friday (Oct. 12), the director of The Raid is getting revenge. Bloody Disgusting a final trailer for Gareth Evans’ (read our interview) Lovecraftian nightmare Apostle, which stars “Legion” and The Guest‘s Dan Stevens with Underworld franchise star Michael Sheen. The trailer is quote-filled, including a bit from our own Meagan Navarro, who reviewed the film out of the Fantastic Fest World Premiere and wrote that “Apostleelevates folk horror with gut-churning brutality.”
Evans, who also co-directed the segment ‘Safe Haven’ in our own V/H/S/2, returns to the world of sadistic cults in his latest film, which picks up in London, 1905.
“Prodigal son Thomas Richardson (Dan Stevens) has returned home, only to learn that his sister is being held for ransom by a religious cult. Determined to get her back at any cost, Thomas travels to the idyllic island where the cult lives under the leadership of the charismatic Prophet Malcolm (Michael Sheen). As Thomas infiltrates the island’s community, he learns that the corruption of mainland society that they claim to reject has infested the cult’s ranks nonetheless – and uncovers a secret far more evil than he could have imagined. Apostle is a harrowing occult fable where the only thing more horrifying than madness is the sinister reality behind it.”