Trailer For New Olivia Colman Horror 'Them That Follow' Will Keep You Awake At Night
And her latest film,Them That Follow, looks similarly epic.
Stepping into an unexpected genre and taking on a horror, the award winning actress stars as a devout snake worshipper named Hope Slaughter in an extremely religious Appalachian community, led by crazed pastor Lemuel (Walton Goggins).
Them That Follow is written and directed by Britt Poulton and Dan Madison Savage, and powerfully portrays a community that takes the bible literally, and places more value on God than science and medicine.
Its synopsis explains: "Them That Follow explores this unseen way of life - telling the story of a pastor's daughter whose forbidden relationship forces her to confront the dangerous traditions of her father's church."
His daughter is heroine Mara (Alice Englert), who is prepped to marry his protégé Garret (Lewis Pullman), and the film follows how she grapples with living in an insular and smothering community, which also believes that women should be submissive to men.
However, the catch is that Mara is secretly pregnant, and the baby belongs to Hope's son Augie (Thomas Mann), who is plotting to escape the cult.
And it isn't long before Colman's character Hope catches wind of their scandalous secret, causing all hell to break loose...
The trailer for the movie shows Mara and Augie's love story from the very beginning.
Staring at a group of serpents on the grass, it's clear the pair have a spark between them.
Mara says: "They're so beautiful," to which Augie replies: "You're beautiful," and the pair share a lingering glance.
But just moments later, Mara is being betrothed to Garret, who, in stark juxtaposition, tells her: "I've never laid eyes on something so pure". So. Creepy.
As their secret unravels slowly but shortly, the pastor is filled with rage, and the hissing snakes become more and more vicious in the background. The whole thing looks so tense.
Them That Follow lands in cinemas this Friday, November 22nd.
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