The Heretics (2017) Review

The Heretics (2017) Review

by Yo Adrian on November 25th, 2019 | Movie Review | Cabin in the Woods, Cult, Demon, Gore, Indie Horror, Mind Bender, Supernatural

The Heretics was directed by Chad Archibald (who also directed I'll Take Your Dead , Bite and Desperate Souls) and stars Nina Kiri (from Let Her Out), Ry Barrett (from Deadsight , Kingdom Come) and Austin Duffy (from The Haunted House On Kirby Road). It's about a woman who gets kidnapped twice by the same cult. The firsttime they didn't get what they needed from her, this time they will.

Shes not sickshes changing.

The Heretics Review

The Heretics is an indie horror movie about a Satan worshiping cult that's hell-bent (pun intended) on destroying the life of a nice young girl. The movie grabs you from the start with a look into the nice young girl's past and how she was tied up in preparation for a satanic sacrifice. But instead of her being sacrificed (why else would she be tied up on a butcher block?) the entire cult proceeds to sacrifice themselves, all slitting their own throats, leaving this girl tied up and surrounded by a bunch of dead meat piles. So, if she wasn't the sacrifice, why was she tied up as part of the dark ritual?

Exactly. Intriguing right? When I saw this on the trailer, I knew I hadto watch it.

The Heretics starts out as your typical horror movie and continues thisway until the third act when everything gets turned on its head. I washonestly feeling disappointed throughout the first hour. But what Ithought were needless details weren't, and things I found exaggeratedand unnecessary (like a crazy psychotic main character) were totallynecessary and worked to support the entire story.

This movie has multiple major twists and turns and was more mind-bendingthan I was braced for.

And the cult was creepy as hell (again, pun intended), their goal inlife was to resurrect Adaddon, the "taker of souls", a vicious demonbrought out through incredible practical effects.

You have to see the transformation scene! Think An American Werewolf inLondon or Wolf Cop (I know it was a dumb movie, but the transformationwas legendary).

And that's about all I can say without spoiling it.

Worth Watching?

Absolutely. Great story, solid characters, good acting, thick atmosphere, catchy score and an epic ending.

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