In his latest role the actor, known of his role as David in Legion, joins a cult to save his sister. This original from Netflix and director Gareth Evans has tension, plenty of creepy moments, and some nightmare inducing instruments of torture.
If you’ve watched the first two in the Raid series, you are familiar with Evans’ work. He’s known for frenetic martial arts action sequences, but that’s not what we’re getting with his latest project. The director is bringing us an occult mystery with, based on the trailer, some solid performances.
London, 1905. Prodigal son Thomas Richardson (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.
The atmosphere in the first trailer is thick with paranoia, and creepy violins.