First look trailer for Netflix's cult-thriller 'Apostle' is here and it's creepy as hell
Apostle will have its world premiere at the Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX on Friday before debuting globally on Netflix on October 12
Netflix has released the first trailer of its upcoming horror-thriller 'Apostle' written and directed by Gareth Evans, who helmed the terrific action franchise 'The Raid'. 'Apostle' will have its world premiere at the Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX on Friday before debuting globally on Netflix on October 12.
'Apostle' is set in 1905 and stars Dan Stevens as Thomas Richardson, a prodigal son who returns home only to find that his sister Andrea (Lucy Boynton) 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 (Michael 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. Apostle is a harrowing occult fable where the only thing more horrifying than madness is the sinister reality behind it.
This is Evans' first feature-length foray into horror (as well as his fifth movie overall) — the filmmaker has previously helmed the 'Safe Haven' segment of the 2013 horror anthology sequel V/H/S/2 and his Raid movies arguably have tinges of horror, amidst all their blood-letting action.
The film also stars Mark Lewis Jones, Bill Milner, Kristine Froseth, and Paul Higgins. Watch the trailer below: