The old adage of something being too good to be true often turns out to be, well, true. Just look at Milli Vanilli (Note to self: Update pop culture references) as well as just about every incarnation of “paradise” found in literature and film. And thus it is in The Sacrament, a new horror-thriller from writer-director Ti West (The House of the Devil, ABC’s of Death) which shows that you should never trust a bunch of far too happy people living in an apparently idyllic commune founded by a guy pretending to be their daddy.
“The Sacrament” stars Bowen and Swanberg as reporters for VICE Media who journey to a remote Central American compound along with a photographer (Kentucker Audley) hoping to reunite with his sister (Seimetz), who has dropped off the map after struggling with drug addiction. They find an isolated community of true believers devoted to a shadowy but charismatic figure called “Father.” Skeptical at first, the journalists begin to come around to the group’s utopian claims, until things rapidly take a very dark turn.
The Sacrament star AJ Bowen, Joe Swanberg, Amy Seimetz, Gene Jones and Kentucker Audley and will hit cinemas on a limited release on June 6, 2014.
Last Updated: February 27, 2014