Magnet has released a red-band trailer and poster for Ti West‘s new horror film, The Sacrament. The film stars AJ Bowen and Joe Swanberg (both actors from You’re Next) as reporters for VICE Media who go to a remote Central American compound that holds a religious “community” (i.e. cult). The utopian setting is then revealed as (shocker) not all it appears to be, and judging by the trailer, lots of violence and horror ensues (naturally). I do like the premise, and I hope West can deliver on it.
Hit the jump to check out the red-band trailer and poster. The film also stars Amy Seimetz (Upstream Color), Kentucker Audley (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints), and Gene Jones (No Country for Old Men). The Sacrament is On Demand on May 1st and opens June 6th.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Sacrament:
From acclaimed writer/director Ti West (THE INNKEEPERS, THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL) and master of horror Eli Roth (THE LAST EXORCISM, HOSTEL, CABIN FEVER), THE SACRAMENT follows two Vice Media correspondents as they set out to document their friend’s journey 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 two hundred members. At the center 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.