Olivia Colman stars in a thriller set deep in the wilds of Appalachia, where believers handle death-dealing snakes to prove themselves before God.
Deep in Appalachia, Pastor Lemuel Childs (Walton Goggins) presides over an isolated community of serpent handlers, an obscure sect of Pentecostals who willingly take up venomous snakes to prove themselves before God. As his devoted daughter, Mara (Alice Englert) prepares for her wedding day, under the watchful eye of Hope Slaughter (Olivia Colman), a dangerous secret is un-earthed and she is forced to confront the deadly tradition of her father's church. The film benefits from a raft of strong performances and a powerful third act.
USA 2019 Britt Poulton/Dan Madison Savage 98m