Creepy peeps. I actually like another found footage horror film! I've added another to the very exclusive list of found footage films I enjoy watching! And this is saying a lot considering the film we're talking about, "The Sacrament," has a huge flaw.
If you're new here, and don't understand why I hate found footage horror films so much, please watch the video below!
"The Sacrament," directed by Ti West, is a film that resembles the events of the Jonestown massacre (there are many similarities to the real event in the film). Because of the subject matter, I found this film to be very disturbing and unsettling. I find the scariest horror films are the ones that are based in reality.
Serial killers. Stalkers. Cults.
All real, all terrifying.
The disturbing premise of this film is what makes me love it so much. Viewing many horror films, I'm afraid I've become desensitized to a lot of things, at least where film is concerned. So seeing a film that made my blood run cold on several occasions really excites me.
And, surprisingly the acting is really good. I don't know what the relationship between found footage and bad acting is, but some of the worst acting jobs I've seen has been in found footage horror films. Thankfully, this was not the case here.
The story was believable -- terrifyingly so, in fact -- and well-thought out. Except for one part.
In short, one of the two cameras used to capture this "found" footage is left behind at the end of the movie. Considering this is a found footage film, this is a HUGE problem.
Dare I say this?
Despite the enormous plot hole, I still really enjoyed this movie! I thought it was really well-done (despite the error) and it scared the shit out of me. And I can't say that about a lot of movies these days.
If you have seen "The Sacrament," let me know what you thought of it down below! And be sure to check out my review of the film down here: