The reason why I’m banging about Apostle two months after it came out, is because I don’t want anyone to miss this interesting movie.
Apostle was a nice little surprise from the Welsh director of The Raid and the segment Safe Haven of V/H/S 2. It started streaming on Netflix just in time for Halloween on October 12, but the reason why I’m banging about this two months after it came out, is because I don’t want anyone to miss this interesting movie.
The plot is a pretty original take on the hyper used Cult Horror storyline, but there is so much more in the mix, it will keep you guessing and also intrigued all the way through.
It’s 1905 and the daughter of a wealthy man has been kidnapped by a community living on a remote island in Wales and they are asking her family for ransom.
Her brother goes there to bring her back home, but things are a bit more complicated than they look at first glance… a whole lot complicated, let’s even call them uber bizarro.
Basically, Apostle starts as an intriguing Period Drama and half way through turns into a gruesome/ WTF/ the hell is happening Horror. And it works amazingly well.
The performances are all top notch and it was expected just looking at the cast. Starting with lead Dan Steven, known for critical acclaimed film The Guest as well as TV smash Downton Abbey, going through to Lucy Boynton that will be Mary Austin in the now out Queen biography Bohemian Rhapsody,
Mark Lewis Jones was part of one the biggest blockbuster franchise as First Order Captain Moden Canady in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and thespian Michael Sheen (no relation to Charlie and Martin) has a long curriculum working in theatres, but reached notoriety thanks to TV with funny roles such as the one in 30 Rock but also serious ones in films like Nocturnal Animals.
The cinematography is from start to finish very atmospheric and in certain moments downright breath taking, the CGI is not overly done, and gave space to good old practical effects, and some awesome Saw-like gruesome scenes.