Coming to UK cinemas and on VOD this June, from acclaimed writer/director Ti West (HOUSE OF THE DEVIL) and master of horror Eli Roth (HOSTEL, CABIN FEVER) , THE SACRAMENT examines the last days in the life of a religious cult via West’s unique brand of smart, slow-burn terror.
THE SACRAMENT follows two ill-fated Vice Media correspondents as they set out to document their friend’s journey to find his missing sister. Travelling outside of the United States to an undisclosed location, they are welcomed into the world of remote commune “Eden Parish,” a self-sustained rural utopia, comprised of nearly two hundred members.
At the center 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 and underneath the supposed harmony lies a dark and terrifying truth. What started as just another documentary shoot soon becomes a race to escape with their lives.
Artfully blending old-school 1970’s-style horror with a chilling psychological study of religious fanaticism, THE SACRAMENT relentlessly builds into an atmosphere of engulfing dread that gets under the skin and stays there.
“It’s not just a horror movie; it’s a terrifying drama about one of the scariest aspects of human nature, our wish to believe the religious leader, and the terrifying consequences that follow when that leader decides to play God.” ELI ROTH