Today, we’re pleased to bring you the trailer for the supernatural thriller, The Veil. Directed by Phil Joanou (The Punisher: Dirty Laundry) and written by Robert Ben Garant (Jessabelle), the story takes place 25 years after a mass suicide conducted by a charismatic cult leader (Thomas Jane) and follows the lone survivor (Lily Rabe) who goes with a director (Jessica Alba) and her documentary crew to find out what really happened that day. What they discover goes beyond cult behavior and delves into the supernatural.
Joanou said in a statement:
“The film is more of a supernatural-mystery-thriller than it is straight-ahead horror. It’s a bit more narrative and character driven than you’ll typically find in the modern version of the genre. And that’s what initially attracted me to Ben Garant’s script: these flawed, vulnerable characters — each one of them carrying a secret — coming up against the Jim Morrison of cult leaders, all of them clashing with the massive tragedy of the past. The script really played with what you tend to expect from this world and offered up a uniquely haunting journey.”
Speaking as someone who went out of his way at Sundance last year to see movies about cults and cult behavior, The Veil definitely has an interesting hook, and it sounds like it’s worth checking out. The movie, which also stars Aleksa Palladino, Reid Scott, and Shannon Woodward, will be released on VOD everywhere on February 2nd.
Check out the trailer, poster, and images below.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Veil:
The film centers around a charismatic cult leader (Thomas Jane) who, back in the 1980’s led his followers to the largest mass suicide in United States history. Only one little girl survived and we discover her 25 years later (Lily Rabe) as she journeys back to the Heaven’s Veil Compound with a director (Jessica Alba) and her rag-tag documentary crew (Reid Scott, Shannon Woodward et al) in an attempt to find answers as to what really happened that fateful day. Supernatural mysteries are revealed, and lives are changed forever as we discover that things truly are not what they appear to be at The Veil…