Realms of Terror: Dark Adventure Movies 2019

These are 100 of the best dark adventure movies, in order of preference. How many have you seen? Reviews and ratings by horror host Steve Hutchison are included.

Apostle

In 1905, a drifter determined to rescue his kidnapped sister tangles with a sinister religious cult on an isolated island.

 

United States
United Kingdom
2018
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Sadist: 
Executioner
Rigger
Torturer
Cultists: 
Guru
Worshipper
Tribal
Relative: 
Father
Dimensional: 
God
Hellish
Spirit
6
An act of God!
5.04
5.04
7.04
7.04
2
2
3
Photography
Pace
Plot
Apostle is a slow-burning dialogue-driven period drama with bursts of insanity and a foreshadowed supernatural element that could arise at any moment. Its story isn’t spoon-fed and is, in fact, rather counterintuitive. It is a contemplative film. It’s over two hours long, and it’s probably too long for what it has to say. Those who will like it will like it a lot. Others will surely drift off.
So, who is this for? Well, it takes place in 1905, on a remote Welsh island. It’s all about God, some kind of cult, bloodletting, torture, sacrifice, abduction, and it’s called Apostle. This is pretty much all you need to know. The photography is exquisite. Location scouting left nothing to chance. The exterior shots are gorgeous and greatly improve the immersive process.
The acting is impeccable, but the characters are bleak. What first appears like a generic religious film turns into something unique once we reach a certain point. The second half redeems the first one. All the plot elements, then, finally converge. We get more action, more suspense, we get stunts, fight scenes, and gore. We get everything we signed up for.
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