Due for release on DVD here in the UK is Ti West’s (The Innkeepers, House of the Devil) latest chiller, The Sacrament. Empire got the exclusive on a menacing new clip from the film, and you will have to head there to view it.
The clip shows that West has once again brought his now familiar slow build up on tension and atmosphere to his latest horror, and no doubt fans of his work will be delighted with his latest feature which heads down the sinister religious cult theme. I have included the films red-band trailer here as a reminder.
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.