First Look: Ti West's New 'Eden Parish' Horror Thriller 'The Sacrament'
As we get closer to the fall film festivals, let's take a first look at another film premiering this year. The latest film from indie genre icon Ti West (of The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers) sends a crew of Vice media correspondents on "a harrowing journey into madness and messianic bloodshed" in The Sacrament. The cast includes AJ Bowen, Amy Seimetz (from Upstream Color), filmmaker Joe Swanberg, Kate Lyn Sheil and Kentucker Audley. Documenting a search for a friend's missing sister, they end up traveling to "Eden Parish," a self-sustained "rural utopia" where things get a bit freaky, obviously. Take a look below.
Here's the synopsis: From acclaimed writer/director Ti West (The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers) and horror master Eli Roth, The Sacrament follows two Vice media correspondents as they set out to document their friend's search to find his missing sister. They travel outside of the United States to an undisclosed location where they are welcomed into the world of "Eden Parish," a self-sustained rural utopia with nearly 200 members. At the centre 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. The film is premiering at TIFF 2013 this September. We'll be catching it at the fest.