20 Sep Everything we know about cult film THE ENDLESS
by Tasha Turner
THE ENDLESS is a dark and riveting tale of the unexpected, that blends David Lynch’s Lost Highway with Martha Marcy May Marlene.
The film is showing as part of the ‘CULT’ thread at the 2017 BFI London Film Festival, on October 10th, 11th and 15th.
The directors themselves take the lead roles, showing they have talent to burn, and proving themselves remarkably assured actors as the likeable brothers plunged back into the cult they left so wisely all those years before.
The film also stars fast rising genre star Callie Hernandez (Alien Covenant, Blair Witch), Tate Ellington (Sinister 2, The Walking Dead), movie veteran Ric Sarabia, and David Lawson as creepy cult member ‘Smiling Dave’; as well as Peter Cilella and Vinny Curran reprising their roles from Benson and Moorhead’s innovative debut Resolution.
THE ENDLESS features what are fast becoming the directing duo’s trademarks – long, dread-drenched takes with detailed, naturalistic performances; superb, unsettling sound design; and an unpredictable, deliciously fresh script with Lovecraftian overtones.
From the brilliantly staged rope-pull set piece, through to a seriously strange cult-style karaoke session, this is a stunningly realised slow burner that grips you from the first shot, and steadily tightens its hold as things get very weird indeed.