Directed by T.I. West (V/H/S and House of the Devil) and produced by Eli Roth, The Sacrament is a 2013 found-footage film about two journalists from VICE who decide to document the whereabouts of their co-worker’s recovering drug-addicted sister who ran away to join a reclusive religious commune somewhere just outside of the Americas. When they arrive and meet some of the locals of the commune, what looks like paradise may not be as magical as it seems.
One thing I found interesting about this film is the fact that it’s loosely based off of the Jonestown Massacre of 1978, which is one of the most horrific mass suicides in history. Granted I didn’t find out it was loosely based on a true story until after I saw the film, which actually made it more terrifying and disturbing in my honest opinion.
I found this film to be very creative, and it was one of the first modern day horror films that still disturbs me even today, and you don’t find that with a lot of modern day horror. If you are a T.I. West or Eli Roth fan, I highly recommend this film to you. I was definitely on the edge of my seat watching this one.