By MICHAEL GINGOLD
Writer/director Gareth Evans, who kicked our asses with the RAID movies and terrified us with the “Safe Haven” segment of V/H/S 2, is back in evil-cult territory with the Netflix original APOSTLE. The poster has just been unveiled.
Premiering worldwide on Netflix October 12, APOSTLE stars Dan Stevens, Lucy Boynton, Mark Lewis Jones, Bill Milner, Kristine Froseth, Paul Higgins and Michael Sheen. The synopsis: “London, 1905. Prodigal son Thomas Richardson [Stevens] has returned home, only to learn that his sister is being held for ransom by a religious cult. Determined to get her back at any cost, Thomas travels to the idyllic island where the cult lives under the leadership of the charismatic Prophet Malcolm [Sheen]. As Thomas infiltrates the island’s community, he learns that the corruption of mainland society that they claim to reject has infested the cult’s ranks nonetheless—and uncovers a secret far more evil than he could have imagined.” The movie’s Netflix page can be found here.