Them That Follow is a 2019 American thriller film directed by Britt Poulton and Dan Madison Savage.

Official trailers

Sony Pictures Releasing UK on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 released the trailer:
Them That Follow - Trailer - At Cinemas November 22.

Story intro

Mara Childs (Alice Englert) is a Pentecostal pastor's daughter raised in a remote community in Appalachia. To her father's pleasure, she is being seriously courted by one of his parishioners, Garret (Lewis Pullman). However, unknown to everyone, Mara is pregnant by Augie (Thomas Mann) who has abandoned the church. Under pressure from her community and her father, Mara decides to accept Garret's proposal. Mara's father Lemuel (Walton Goggins) runs a specific sect which incorporates snake handling into his preaching. After a minor dies while handling snakes, Lemuel is warned that the police are investigating him. He allows Garret to claim the snakes are his and lose his job in order to protect his congregation. Before marriage, Mara's virginity is checked by Hope Slaughter, Augie's mother. Hope realizes that not only is Mara not a virgin, she is pregnant. Hope decides to keep Mara's pregnancy a secret from Lemuel and Garret, but informs Augie and urges him to repent. In an attempt to reunite with Mara, Augie attends church and pretends to have a spiritual awakening. Lemuel then urges him to handle a snake which proceeds to bite him. Augie begs to be allowed to go to a hospital but is denied by Lemuel and his own family. After he attempts to save himself by cutting the poison out of his arm, he and Mara have a moment together. They are found lying together by Garret who warns Mara to never see Augie again. The following day Augie is alive, but worse. After hearing the news, Mara informs her friend, Dilly, that she is pregnant with Augie's child. Dilly then informs Garret who attempts to rape Mara. He is stopped by Lemuel, but before Lemuel throws him out Garret informs Lemuel of Mara's pregnancy.

Cast

Olivia Colman
Hope
Kaitlyn Dever
Dilly
Alice Englert
Mara
Jim Gaffigan
Zeke
Walton Goggins
Lemuel
Thomas Mann
Augie
Lewis Pullman
Garret
Connor Daniel Lysholm
Jace
Annie Tedesco
Connie Ray
Dominic Cancelliere
Bradley Gallo
Man in Van
Brooks Roseberry
Jed
Katherine DeBoer
Bridgette
Catherine L. Albers
Old Woman (Deb)
Erik Andrews
Harold
Kami Amore
Diner Patron

About

Principal photography began in October 2017.

The film Them That Follow was scheduled to be released on January 27, 2019 (Sundance, Sundance Film Festival), on August 2, 2019 (United States) and on November 22, 2019 (United Kingdom) by 1091 Media, The Orchard, Pacific Northwest Pictures, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) and Stage 6 Films.

The duration of the film is 98 minutes. The film grossed over $159,218.

The film had received a "R" rating.

Rating

Them That Follow got high rating from critics.

External links

IMDB: Them That Follow

Wikipedia: Them That Follow

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