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Them That Follow (2019)

R | | Thriller | 2 August 2019 (USA)
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Set deep in the wilds of Appalachia, where believers handle death-dealing snakes to prove themselves before God, a pastor's daughter holds a secret that threatens to tear her community apart.

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Britt Poulton (as Brittany Poulton), Dan Madison Savage (as Daniel Savage)
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Credited cast:
Kaitlyn Dever ... Dilly
Walton Goggins ... Lemuel
Olivia Colman ... Hope
Thomas Mann ... Augie
Jim Gaffigan ... Zeke
Lewis Pullman ... Garret
Alice Englert ... Mara
Dominic Cancelliere
Bradley Gallo ... Man in Van
Annie Tedesco ... Connie Ray
Katherine DeBoer ... Bridgette
Catherine L. Albers Catherine L. Albers ... Old Woman (Deb)
Brooks Roseberry ... Jed
Erik Andrews ... Harold
Connor Daniel Lysholm Connor Daniel Lysholm ... Jace
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Deep in Appalachia, Pastor Lemuel Childs "Walton Goggins" presides over an isolated community of serpent handlers, an obscure sect of Pentecostals who willingly take up venomous snakes to prove themselves before God. As his devoted daughter, Mara "Alice Englert" prepares for her wedding day, under the watchful eye of Hope Slaughter (Olivia Colman), a dangerous secret is unearthed and she is forced to confront the deadly tradition of her father's church.

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We All Have Our Sins

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Thriller

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Rated R for some disturbing violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Them That Follow See more »

Filming Locations:

Youngstown, Ohio, USA

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Opening Weekend USA:

$13,137, 4 August 2019

Gross USA:

$159,218

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$159,218
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2.35 : 1
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Much more than a thiller. There is love in them thar woods.
2 March 2019 | by donaldjsavageSee all my reviews

Great movie. A "slow burn" as some have called it. But, Dan Madison Savage and Britt Poulton (writer/directors) take their time letting you get to know the characters, the community and the Pentecostal offbeat religion in a non judgmental way, allowing the film to emotionally explode in the final 30 minutes. The audience at the Sundance Film Festival premiere were on the edge of their seats with audible gasps. A standing ovation for a good 10 minutes as the credits rolled and the principals were introduced. The snakes can be scary, but religious snake handler religions are real in rural Appalachia. There is some terror but that is not the main theme. It's a love story, a coming of age story and an insight into a real but generally unknown sect, The cast is amazing. including 2019 BEST ACTRESS Oscar winner Olivia Colman, (Incredible. you won't believe it's her .... as a back woods convenience store owner and community matriarch), Walton Goggins, (perfectly casted fire and brimstone preacher), comedian Jim Gaffigan (seriously serious in this flick. In 3 films at Sundance) and Alice Englert (Amazing performance. I don't want to spoil the scenes she endured, and excelled in). Most critics are positive, but a few failed to think about what they were watching and gave up on it too early. TTF was picked up by Orchard (now 1091 Media) for North America and Sony International worldwide. Hoping to see it in theaters this summer. Definitely should be on your watch list. Recently announced release date June 21. 2019


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