This found footage film by Ti West is all about what happens when a couple of people decide to enter a Christian compound out in the middle of the woods and document a little bit about what is going on there.
What starts off as a few friends trying to locate one of their co-worker’s sister turns into a nightmare as the commune doesn’t exactly turn out to be exactly what they originally thought it was, and the added outside element of the film crew their to capture the reunion of brother and sister seems to aggravate the delicate balance of the colony to the point of retaliation.
Ti West is known for his quiet, contemplative horror films (House of the Devil, the Innkeepers), but this one is supposed to be far more violent in its approach, even if it is still a slow paced thriller that plods to the boiling point.
Usually, I’ve seen the film before I post up the blog post about it, but this one is gonna be a fresh experience for me, so I can’t give any content warnings other than the fact that it is based around the Jonestown Massacre of 1978. If christian extremism and violence aren’t your thing, then you might want to sit out until tomorrows film.
Reilly’s Rating: I don’t know I haven’t watch it yet, you kooks.
This film is streaming on Netflix!