Them That Follow Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 9832

Average Rating: 2.7/4

# of Ratings: 5

Theatrical Release Date: 08/02/2019

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 10/29/2019

Language: English

Genre: Thriller

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Britt Poulton, Dan Madison Savage

Actors: Alice Englert, Olivia Colman, Walton Goggins, Thomas Mann, Kaitlyn Dever, Lewis Pullman

Plot: Deep in the wilds of Appalachia, congregations still gather to watch their faithful handle deadly snakes to prove their worth before God. But a young pastor's daughter holds a secret - one that threatens to tear apart the entire community. -- Chris Kavan

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Chris Kavan
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Losing Thy Religion

Chris Kavan - wrote on 10/31/2019

I'm not afraid to state that there is a fine line between religion and cults and too often belief and power lead to something far more sinister. Them That Follow is based on a small but very real practice of Pentecostal Snake Handling, still practiced today. The film takes place in a small, isolated Appalachian community, where the land plays just as much a part as the actors.

This sect is ran by Lemuel (Walter Goggins) who is the main handler while also treating the Bible as the word - including having women in quite subservient roles. This includes his own daughter, Mara (Alice Englert) who is set to wed Garret (Lewis Pullman) per church tradition. But Mara has her own secrets - namely that she has been carrying on a relationship with Augie (Thomas Mann), the boy she truly loves, …

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