Fresh out of its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Ti West’s THE SACRAMENT has been acquired by genre label Magnet Releasing! Certainly one of your favorite independent distributors around, Magnet has released West’s HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, V/H/S, and ABCs OF DEATH; along with leading actor AJ Bowen’s THE SIGNAL previously.
A 2014 release is more than likely being planned, but I think I can speak for us all when I say I wish it was coming out next month. With the overwhelmingly positive buzz out of it’s festival debut and the cast & crew involved, it’s safe to say this is already our most anticipated film of next year.
“From acclaimed writer/director Ti West (THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, THE INNKEEPERS) and master of horror Eli Roth (HOSTEL, CABIN FEVER, THE LAST EXORCISM), 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.“