Deep in the rugged wilderness of Appalachia, Pastor Lemuel Childs (Walton Goggins, The Hateful Eight) presides over an isolated community of serpent handlers, an obscure sect of Pentecostals who willingly take up venomous snakes to prove themselves before God.
“Olivia Colman leads an exceptional ensemble in this tense, slow-burning drama.” – Carlos Aguilar, The Wrap
As his devoted daughter, Mara (Alice Englert, Ginger & Rosa) prepares for her wedding day, under the watchful eye of Hope Slaughter (Academy Award-winner Olivia Colman, The Favourite), a dangerous secret is unearthed and she is forced to confront the deadly tradition of her father’s church. The feature film debut for writers/directors Britt Poulton and Dan Madison Savage, Them That Follow is a suspenseful and poignant look at a misunderstood community, a place where morality and belief are not always aligned, and where the consequences can be devastating when faith is stretched to the breaking point. Also starring Kaitlyn Dever, Jim Gaffigan, Thomas Mann, and Lewis Pullman. (Dir. by Britt Poulton & Dan Madison Savage, 2019, USA, 98 mins., Rated R)
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