Magnolia Pictures and Magnet Releasing are getting ready for the release of the creepy horror-fest The Sacrament. Earlier today, IGN posted a new red band trailer for the film that shows us that no matter how perfect things may look from the outside, the grass is not always greener on the other side.
For those of you who are not yet familiar with the premise of the film, here is a quick look at the official synopsis of The Sacrament courtesy of the film’s Official Site.
The Sacrament follows a group of journalists shooting a doc about a man’s attempt to locate his missing sister. They find her in a rural cult preparing for a mass suicide.”
In the preview we watch as Joe Swanberg and AJ Bowen play Jake and Sam, two journalists who work for Vice Media travel to a place called Eden Parish to help a man who is searching for his sister. What they find is something I never hope to encounter in the real world.
They are introduced to a man known only as Father. He is the one who created what some of the followers consider to be heaven on Earth. On the outside that is what it looks like, but once you delve deeper inside, you realize that things are actually much different. It isn’t really until people try to leave the commune that things start to reveal themselves for what they really are.
The film reminds me a little of the film Red State from director Kevin Smith, except on a slightly bigger scale.
Here is a look at the red band trailer for the upcoming film The Sacrament.
**WARNING** As you can assume from the title, this video contains explicit language and blatant bloody violence. If you are object to such or in a place where such content may not be appropriate, like work or in the presence of children, you may not want to click play. Otherwise, enjoy.