Them That Follow

Nominee
Grand Jury Prize ~ Dramatic
Sundance Film Festival
The filmmakers let the story slither at its own rhythm, so that the magnitude of the psychological control can be fully exposed.

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Them That Follow

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 (Academy Award Winner Olivia Colman), a dangerous secret is unearthed and she is forced to confront the deadly tradition of her father’s church. Also starring Kaitlyn Dever, Jim Gaffigan, Thomas Mann, and Lewis Pullman.

R
Genre
Thriller
Runtime
98
Language
English
Director
Britt Poulton
Dan Madison Savage
Writer(s)
Britt Poulton, Dan Madison Savage
Cast
Olivia Colman, Kaitlyn Dever, Alice Englert, Jim Gaffigan, Walton Goggins, Thomas Mann, Lewis Pullman
Awards:
Nominee, Grand Jury Prize ~ Dramatic, Sundance Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

A film as atmospheric as its title, “Them That Follow” is an ambitious and impressive independent production, where the creation of mood and place is so convincing it enables us to buy into a richly melodramatic plot about a taboo romance. A first feature by the writing and directing team of Britt ...

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