- horror reviews - MOH 2019


IMDb Info

Release Year: 2018
Runtime: 2h 10min
Country: UK, USA
Language: English, Chinese
Genre Tags: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Plot Summary: In 1905, a drifter on a dangerous mission to rescue his kidnapped sister tangles with a sinister religious cult on an isolated island.

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Outside Reviews:

Brian Tallerico
3 out of 4 stars -

There are so many horror films every year that do the things that simply never cross Evans’ mind. He’s not here to hold your hand. He’s not here to present a straightforward narrative. He's not here to make you happy. Some people will consider “Apostle” incoherent, but it’s the eagerness to deliver an exact vision that I admired about this strange, frightening work. In an era when more and more films feel focus-grouped to death or designed to sell toys, it can still be refreshing to see one that it is so completely the crazy brainchild of its creator.

Katie Rife
Grade: B- - The director of The Raid doesn't tone things down one bit for the gory folk-horror of Apostle

It’s hard to say who’s in control of the narrative as Apostle hurtles toward its murderous conclusion; the film introduces interesting themes as though they’ll build to something, only to let them spill out like so much viscera from an especially nasty wound. Only the strong of stomach will really notice the plot holes during so much bloodletting and screaming, however.