The Sacrament 2014

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Two journalists set out to document their best friend's search to find his missing sister.

Starring:
Joe Swanberg,Amy Seimetz
Runtime:
1 hour, 39 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Horror
Director Ti West
Starring Joe Swanberg, Amy Seimetz
Supporting actors AJ Bowen, Kate Lyn Sheil
Studio House Distribution UK
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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3.4 out of 5 stars

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bill HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on 30 Jan. 2015
Format: Blu-ray
This is a good "found footage" horror flick (apparently the correct terminology is now "immersion film"). It has faint echoes of The Wicker Man (Edward Woodward) and works very effectively.
Caroline Carter is an attractive, thirty-something lady, who's joined a sober-living exiled Christian cult. The cult is led by a David Koresh style religious preacher called Father, real name Charles Reid, who's set up a commune in a secluded woodland. The place is called Eden Parish and is protected by bad tempered guards wielding automatic rifles. The 200 or so cult members sell all their worldly possessions to fund the running of the commune. They live in wooden shacks, grow their own vegetable patches, and lead a technology-free hippy lifestyle. There's no internet, no smartphones, no televisions or radios.
Caroline's brother, Patrick, visits his sister at the camp, accompanied by two journalist mates, Jake and Sam. Caroline's a charming, affable host, but she's clearly been brain-washed into loving her back to very basics lifestyle. The commune is a Prozac Nation of becalmed, happy villagers, who content themselves with living off the land. Some of the members are personable and hospitable, but others are defensive and aloof, referring to the three men as "outsiders". The journalists get a warning sign on their first night in the commune, when a small girl hands them a slip of paper which reads "please help us"...
This is a very well acted and tautly scripted, atmospheric chiller, which gives the viewer a slowly growing and very effective sense of impending tragedy. Sam is a convincing and likeable chief protagonist, who plays a dangerous game of Devil's Advocate with Father.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By THE MOVIE GUY on 13 May 2014
Format: DVD
PLOT SPOILERS (if possible)

Jake goes to visit his sister in a remote area as she has joined cult, you know the type that looks like they drink Kool-Aid. Oops sorry about that. He takes with him two friends so they can make this look like a hand held camera documentary.

This wasn't a real documentary. Did they have to end it the way I expected it to end from 5 minutes into the film? Ti West ever hear of a twist? Now having said that, the film did hold my interest. Even the boring interviews were well done. Then when they ended it all with orange flavor Koo-Aid, I had to groan...surely there is more....a twist...please!!! I need. I want.

Apparently this was done for a whole new generation that knows nada about modern history.

Parental Guide: F-bomb. Implied sex. No nudity. No twist.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By S. Drury TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 8 July 2014
Format: DVD
Yet again another great movie from Ti West, don't be put off by the idiotic negativity that other reviews bring about this film, I almost was put off watching it but was glad I went with my own instincts and picked it up, Ti West has made several cool movies such as house of the devil and cabin fever 2, the sacrament is a great movie that's filmed in the style of a group of people making a documentary, its not a found footage movie but similar in style and better, basically a peaceful looking community where the people have found a new home and a new family in each other under the leadership of the father is not what is seems to be as more sinister ideals unfold around the filmmakers putting all lives at danger, the movie is paced well and builds up tension very well too, once you start to get the feeling something is wrong the fear kicks in and the story races to a frightening climax, its not a gore movie but it does have its shocks and suspense and leaves you quite satisfied, Basically the horror here is the overall theme of the movie and the religious aspect, putting your faith in something and it turning ugly, you could even see this as a true story by time it ends, Ti West is a great director and this is a really great movie, defiantly check it out if out if your into original horror/thrillers, its a decent budget movie too with a good cast. There has not been much in the way of horror in 2014 so far and this is one of the best DVD releases so far.

As usual unfortunately the UK gets NO special features or Blu-ray release.
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Format: DVD
I was recommended this movie by a friend and I'm not really sure what they saw in it. The pace is so slow my mind began to wander several times. The movie is really just one big slow build up to what's meant to be a shocking scene but it's so obvious where it's all going there's just no suspense. I can't really think of any redeemable reason why I would recommend any one else watches it.
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By liam gittoes on 1 Nov. 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
It dragged along for a bit but worth a one time watch end was really the most action and start was like a slow moving vehicle carrying loads of boring people in. Not your average horror film it is more like thriller drama and if you like action then this is not the film for you. It has thriller and drama but not horror in particular.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Nelson Viper on 21 Dec. 2014
Format: DVD
Ti West's follow up to The Innkeepers. Not too bad, but basically The Jim Jones story on a tight budget. For a found footage film it looks quite good. However, as a work of fiction it really does very little that differs from the real life events that inspired it, so ends as a thinly disguised and diluted docudrama rather than something distinct.
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