Movie Review: David Creed’s Folk Horror ‘Sacrilege’ (2021)

I recently watched the new folk horror from Devilworks called Sacrilege. It was directed by David Creed (Special Delivery) and stars Tamaryn Payne (Vikings TV series), Emily Wyatt (Mission of Honor), Sian Abrahams (Complete Strangers), Naomi Willow (Who is Alice), and Ian Champion (Property).


Synopsis for Sacrilege

The pagan cult horror follows a group of young women during celebrations for the Summer solstice as they are offered up as a sacrifice to a mysterious pagan goddess, one who has the ability to sense their greatest fears. Using this power against them, she turns their nightmares into a horrifying reality.


In some ways this film reminded me of Midsommar, at least in the sense that a group of people go to a secluded area and join the festivities, never fully understanding what they’re getting themselves into. Personally, I found most of these characters annoying, arrogant, and clueless. Not one remotely likable character. I mean, they pretty much offered themselves up for sacrifice without even knowing it. One by one they have to face their fears and not all of them will survive…

What I loved about this film was the dark and grim esthetic. It really helped set the tone and atmosphere of the film and made things feel more sinister and bleak. The special effects and costume design were also phenomenal and hands down the best part about Sacrilege. So, if you love films about cults with some awesome kills, Sacrilege is now available on digital download.

About Tori Danielle

Tori has had a passion for Horror and music ever since she was a little girl. She got bit by the writing bug in high school where she was involved in both the school newspaper and the yearbook. While getting her Bachelors degree, she took Journalism and Creative Writing classes where her passion grew even stronger. Now, in between work and family, she spends all of her spare time indulging in music, Horror movies, and nerdy fandoms, all while running/assisting one of the biggest Horror groups on Facebook and writing for various websites.

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