The Heretics is a new release from Black Fawn Films and Breakthrough Entertainment, the Indie hit makers behind Bite, Let Her Out, Bed of the Dead and Antisocial. After the success of Bite, director Chad Archibald along with writer Jayme LaForest created The Heretics, which was successful at the 2017 European Film Market and sold out at its world premiere at the Canada Film Fest in March.
A notorious cult kidnaps a young girl and sacrifice themselves by the light of the locust moon. The next morning, the girl awakens, caked in dried blood and surrounded by corpses, but safe… or so she thinks. Years later, the locust moon is about to rise again and the girl is captured once more by a surviving member of the cult. She is taken to a remote cabin where she learns that a demon has been growing inside of her all these years and, before the dawn, it will rise.
The Heretics stars Nina Kiri (TV’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Let Her Out), Ry Barrett (The Drownsman, Neverlost, The Demolisher) and a breakout performance from Australian newcomer Jorja Cadence. Archibald told Scream Magazine:
“We’re excited to finally be sharing it with audiences across the world. This trailer kicks off a slew of exciting announcements that will be coming in the next few weeks.”
The movie is featured on the June cover of Scream Magazine. Howard Gorman (Scream Magazine) calls The Heretics:
“Brutally unpredictable bombshells and harrowing chills aplenty.”
Definitely looking forward to more announcements on this one. How about you? Stay tuned to PopHorror for more news on The Heretics, Black Fawn Distribution, Breakthrough Entertainment and director Chad Archibald!