In Review: Them That Follow

In depicting religious extremity, Them That Follow creates a terrifying experience that most horror films might envy. Set in a secluded in Appalachian community, the film examines Christian fundamentalism with an eye on snake-based sacraments. Them That Follow is not for them that fear snakes, however the film’s dominant terror comes not from the omnipresence of venomous creatures, but from the punishing psychosis of its setting. But beyond its ability to rattle your nerves, the film lacks a more refined degree of authenticity to make it register more deeply.

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