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Watch: Red Band Trailer For Ti West's 'The Sacrament' Produced by Eli Roth

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 21, 2014 10:20 AM
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So, is Ti West's "The Sacrament" a found footage movie or a mockumentary? In fact, it's neither. "This is an after the fact made documentary. It’s like a Christopher Guest movie if you will," the director told Crave Online last fall. "It’s just very dark, and I don’t think anyone’s looked at Christopher Guest’s career and been like, 'Oh, found footage.' It’s always been like these weird mockumentaries, but mockumentary sounds good for comedy and not for anything else. So it’s just hard to label it necessarily but to me, having a tough time labeling something generally means something’s interesting."

Venice Review: Ti West's 'The Sacrament,' Starring AJ Bowen, Joe Swanberg & Amy Seimetz

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 2, 2013 3:51 PM
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Thirty-three years on from "Cannibal Holocaust" and fourteen from "The Blair Witch Project," found-footage horror is still going strong. It's no surprise really: they're cheap to make, consistently popular and almost always hugely profitable. But even with the "Paranormal Activity" and "V/H/S" franchises riding high, we do sometimes wonder how much more juice the genre has in it — it feels like a long time since we saw anything genuinely fresh in the form and this is particularly dispiriting given the amount of cheap knock-offs that are appearing over time.

New Pics From Fall Festival Films Including 'Devil's Knot,' 'Night Moves,' 'The Sacrament,' 'Wolf Creek 2' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 30, 2013 10:57 AM
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Cinephiles are earning their airmiles over the next couple of weeks as Venice, Telluride and TIFF explode with literally hundreds of films, all looking for attention, distribution and/or awards season consideration. But among the mix of high profile titles are some down 'n dirty genre flicks too. Either way, we've got a batch of new images for your eyeballs from a number of movies traveling the globe so let's get to it.

Don't Let Go Of The New Poster For 'Gravity' Plus Fresh One Sheets For 'All Is Lost,' 'One Chance' & 'The Sacrament'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 29, 2013 4:16 PM
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The festival season is here, which means studio marketing teams are turning from hyping up the latest superhero movie, to getting audiences interested in movies that run the gamut from ambitious sci-fi offerings to biopics on British singing sensations, so let's dive in, shall we?

TIFF First Look: Jesse Eisenberg In Kelly Reichardt's 'Night Moves' & Ti West's 'The Sacrament'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 5, 2013 9:00 AM
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Night Moves
Will Jesse Eisenberg be the king of this year's Toronto International Film Festival? Well, he may not be the biggest name walking the red carpet but he'll be among the busiest, stumping for two movies in Canada: Richard Ayoade's "The Double" and Kelly Reichardt's "Night Moves." And with the festival now thirty days away, a little look behind the curtain has arrived for the latter.

Ti West’s 'The Sacrament' Lines Up Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen, Amy Seimetz & More For The Slaughter

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • October 29, 2012 3:53 PM
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Already three weeks into production in Savannah, Georgia, it was puzzling many who would actually be rounding out the cast of “House of the Devil” and “The Innkeepers” helmer Ti West’s latest venture into the horror genre, “The Sacrament.” Perhaps as a Halloween gift of sorts, Worldview Entertainment – who is financing and producing this film along with a whole slate of projects including Eli Roth’s directorial comeback “The Green Inferno”— has announced the cast of the film, and it’s an altogether familiar but enticing one.

Ti West To Direct Horror Thriller 'The Sacrament,' With Eli Roth Producing

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 6, 2012 2:32 PM
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It ended up going a little unsung on release earlier this year, and not every Playlist staffer dug it, but this writer was quite taken with Ti West's "The Innkeepers" when he finally caught up with a few months back. An atmospheric, unsettling little ghost story with some fine performances from Sara Paxton and Pat Healy, it might have some silly moments and come a little unstuck at the end, but it was well made and genuinely creepy, cementing West's position as one of the fastest rising names in independent horror cinema.

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