Earlier today we revealed a brand new poster for Ti West’s new chiller, The Sacrament, and in that article I said that fingers crossed a trailer would be arriving soon.
Wishes have indeed been granted as the first red-band trailer has finally arrived, and its a good one! Filled with drama, chills, emotion and an unsettling tone, this is a superb trailer for what looks like a really intense and frightening film. West has proved he can manage heavy storytelling and strong dialogue fuelled horror, and The Sacrament appears to be yet another masterpiece from West.
The film is directed by West (The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers, V/H/S), and produced by Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever, The Last Exorcism, Aftershock, The Green Inferno). The cast includes Joe Swanberg (V/H/S, You’re Next, A Horrible Way To Die), AJ Bowen (You’re Next, A Horrible Way To Die, The House of the Devil, The Signal), Kentucker Audley (V/H/S), Amy Seimetz (You’re Next, A Horrible Way to Die, Tiny Furniture) and Gene Jones (No Country for Old Men).
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 comprised of 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. What started as just another documentary shoot soon becomes a race to escape with their lives.