Apostle is a 2018 British-American period horror film directed by Gareth Evans.
Netflix on Monday, September 17, 2018 released the trailer:
Apostle | Official Trailer | Netflix.
In 1905, Thomas Richardson travels to a remote Welsh island to rescue his sister, Jennifer, who has been kidnapped and held for ransom by a mysterious cult. Flashbacks throughout the film reveal Thomas is a former Christian missionary who was persecuted in Peking during the Boxer Rebellion for introducing Christianity to China. Posing as a convert to the cult, Thomas arrives and encounters the leader, Malcolm Howe, who founded the cult with two other convicts, Frank and Quinn. They claim that the previously barren island was rendered fertile through blood sacrifice. Each member of the cult keeps a jar for regular bloodletting. Thomas also discovers teenagers Jeremy and Ffion - son of Frank and daughter of Quinn, respectively - sneaking home after a tryst. He forces Jeremy to admit that Jennifer, who Malcolm is presenting to cult members as a captured spy, was kidnapped for ransom as the cult does not have the resources to pay for the continuous animal sacrifices needed to maintain the island's fertility. Malcolm suspects an infiltrator among the newcomers and questions them. One of the men attempts to assassinate Malcolm, but Thomas intervenes and is badly wounded during the ordeal. Malcolm promptly has him treated and promises that his loyalty will be rewarded. The same night, Malcolm parades Jennifer through the village, claiming she is a traitor and will be killed if her co-conspirator does not come forward. Thomas accesses a tunnel underneath Malcolm's house and flees from what appears to be an old woman who chases him. He escapes to a beach cave covered in markings, indicating the presence of a deity on the island. Malcolm visits a barn where the old woman who is, in fact, the island's deity, is imprisoned in tree roots; he reprimands her for appearing to Thomas before feeding her his blood, causing the vegetation imprisoning her to bloom.
The film Apostle was scheduled to be released by Netflix on September 21, 2018 (Fantastic Fest), on September 28, 2018 and on October 12, 2018.
The duration of the film is 129 minutes.
Apostle got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film.
Wikipedia: Apostle (film)