Movie Meltdown: Apostle: The Mechanics of Religion?
This week we discuss the 2018 Netflix release Apostle, a period piece that is arguably a horror film about religion or at least religious cults. The film stars Dan Stevens, Lucy Boynton, Michael Sheen and was written and directed by Gareth Evans.
And as we take turns poking each other with sticks, we also cover… Suspiria, Haunting of Hill House, Riverdale, Twig Head, an unexpected cave exposition, be prepared you guys… do some planning, they turned up the creepy and the weirdness factor, there are some things I wish they’d elaborate on more, do you pay extra for a cave creature encounter, the sister, unapologetically diving into almost night time soap level of drama, our female characters, look at each other sometimes with weird cryptic gazes, the people in the bags, wasting blood, I feel like there’s a lot about this movie that was… unexpected, the mangler, forcing your religion down another culture’s throat, putting on a headlamp, is this cult any different then what you were doing, the masked man, you need to figure some stuff out in your cult guys… you gotta plan – if you’re a good cult leader, so much effort… for not such a great reward, I hope he doesn’t get a drill in the head, this table that you just vice people down to, the dude with the hooks and who are these jerk kids?!
Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for the 2018 Netflix movie Apostle directed by Gareth Evans. So watch it before you listen… you have been warned!
“…so again, I’m like… IS that what we are saying? About this whole story… and religion as a whole?!”