I love The Raid films and what Gareth Evans created with that franchise; but if you wanna see something even better (depending on your inclinations) watch what he did in VHS 2. That cult sequence is so messed up and creepy and disturbing, I couldn’t get it out of my head for days. Looks like he’s keeping that vibe for Apostle, coming to Netflix next month and starring Dan Stevens (Legion, The Guest). The film looks pretty crazy and I can’t wait to see what journey Evans takes us on.
SYNOPSIS | London, 1905. Prodigal son Thomas Richardson (Dan 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 (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. Written and directed by Gareth Evans (THE RAID), APOSTLE is a harrowing occult fable where the only thing more horrifying than madness is the sinister reality behind it.